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Exciting Times: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

by Naoise Dolan

Paperback £8.99
Published 4th March 2021, 288 pages
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The book of the summer … Kept me rapt until the final page THE TIMES

A sharp, smart, witty modern love story. I loved it ‘ David Nicholls, author of ONE DAY

More than lives up to the hype … Likely to fill the Sally-Rooney-shaped hole in many readers’ lives IRISH TIMES

Droll, shrewd and unafraid - a winning debut ‘ Hilary Mantel, author of WOLF HALL

I’ve been pushing Exciting Times on everyone I know. Some of Dolan’s pithy observations of her characters are the best I’ve read since Edward St Aubyn OBSERVER

A frankly sensational book ‘ Pandora Sykes on THE HIGH LOW

I n the tradition of Dorothy Parker, Joan Rivers and Nora Ephron … I found myself purring with pleasure. …This is comic writing at the highest level’ Craig Brown, DAILY MAIL

When you leave Ireland aged 22 to spend your parents’ money, it’s called a gap year. When Ava leaves Ireland aged 22 to make her own money, she’s not sure what to call it, but it involves:

- a badly-paid job in Hong Kong, teaching English grammar to rich children;
- Julian, who likes to spend money on Ava and lets her move into his guest room;
- Edith, who Ava meets while Julian is out of town and actually listens to her when she talks;
- money, love, cynicism, unspoken feelings and unlikely connections.

Exciting times ensue.

Details

Exciting Times: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021
by Naoise Dolan

ISBN
9781474613460

Publisher
Orion Publishing Co

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
March 4, 2021

Dimensions
19.6cm x 12.8cm x 2.2cm

Page count
288 pages