Exciting Times: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
  • Exciting Times: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
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Exciting Times: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 04/03/2021
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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.

Exclusive Edition - a standard edition is available here.

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

Longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize 2021

Longlisted for the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2021

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

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Debut Book of the Year 2021

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

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.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474623773
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 129 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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