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From the author of Normal People.

Conversations with Friends will be adapted for a BBC three drama, premiering in 2022!

Winner of The Sunday Times / Pfd Young Writer of The Year.

Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2018.

Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2018.

Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018.

Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2019.

Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018.

A Sunday Times, Observer and Telegraph Book of the Year.

A Sunday Times top 100 novel of the 21st century.

Frances is 21 years-old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex ménage-à-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.

©2022 Sally Rooney (P)2022 Faber Audio

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"This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I'm not alone." (Sarah Jessica Parker)

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Bottled up emotion

Sally Rooney successfully depicts the awkwardness' of a young verbally emotionally repressed but intelligent, observant twenty old student. The voices are read beautifully; and characters come across naturally.. The awkwardness is so pervasive that there are points that I found this book repulsive and annoying and this seemed to mirror how Frances felt towards the end of the book. I could relate to some aspects of Frances' character and felt my twenty odd year old smiling cringingly back !. Sally Rooney unravels twenty year olds and shows the deeper complexities of relationships and is able to highlight socio economic differences in society clearly.

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Brilliant

Fantastic book. Really recommend. Great narration. Sally Rooney at her best again. Didn’t want it to end.