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Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends (Hardback)

By Rooney, Sally

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A sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed, and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind--and... to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers at school, the two young women now perform spoken-word poetry together in Dublin, where a journalist named Melissa spots their potential. Drawn into Melissa's orbit, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband. Private property, Frances believes, is a cultural evil--and Nick, a bored actor who never quite lived up to his potential, looks like patriarchy made flesh. But however amusing their flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy neither of them expect.As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally even with Bobbi. Desperate to reconcile herself to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment. Written with gem-like precision and probing intelligence, Conversations With Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth.
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ISBN 9780451499059
Released NZ 11 Jul 2017
Publisher Hogarth Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780451499059
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hogarth Press
Imprint Hogarth Press
Released 11 Jul 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rooney, Sally
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Female friendship, College students, Dublin (Ireland)
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade