Exciting Times (Hardback)
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Exciting Times (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 16/04/2020

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Psychologically astute and dryly funny, Exciting Times delivers an enthralling dissection of love, commitment, power and privilege in the international circles of contemporary Hong Kong. 

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2020

Shortlisted for the Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award 2020

Ava, newly arrived in Hong Kong from Dublin, spends her days teaching English to rich children.

Julian is a banker. A banker who likes to spend money on Ava, to have sex and discuss fluctuating currencies with her. But when she asks whether he loves her, he cannot say more than 'I like you a great deal'.

Enter Edith, a lawyer. Refreshingly enthusiastic and unapologetically earnest, Edith takes Ava to the theatre when Julian leaves Hong Kong for work. Quickly, she becomes something Ava looks forward to.

And then Julian writes to tell Ava he is coming back to Hong Kong... Should Ava return to the easy compatibility of her life with Julian or take a leap into the unknown with Edith?

Politically alert, heartbreakingly raw, and dryly funny, Exciting Times is thrillingly attuned to the great freedoms and greater uncertainties of modern love. In stylish, uncluttered prose, Naoise Dolan dissects the personal and financial transactions that make up a life-and announces herself as a singular new voice.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474613446
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 407 g
Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 30 mm

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“Friends could mean anything...”

This story is of Ava, recently moving to Hong Kong. She finds herself caught between the financial security of banker Julian and the earnest lawyer Edith. This book brings a fresh and interesting insight into modern... More

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“Exciting debut...”

This is a modern , intelligent novel about a love triangle. Ava is young Irish living in Hong Kong teaching English and having an affair with a rich banker Julian, then she meets Edith.

It seems quite a mundane story... More

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“Marks the arrival of a major new talent”

Naoise Dolan will surely be compared to Sally Rooney, but really she's in a league of her own.

Fiercely intelligent, bitingly witty, and razor sharp, Exciting Times follows Ava, a young women from Ireland... More

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