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Exciting Times: A Novel

Exciting Times: A Novel

Написано Naoise Dolan

Озвучено Aoife McMahon


Exciting Times: A Novel

Написано Naoise Dolan

Озвучено Aoife McMahon

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3.5/5 (223 оценки)
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6 часов
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Издано:
Jun 2, 2020
ISBN:
9780062968760
Формат:
Аудиокнига

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Modern love triangle…

One of the most anticipated novels of the summer, “Exciting Times” tells the story of Ava, an Irish expat working as an English teacher for rich children in Hong Kong. She quickly finds herself entangled in a love triangle with wealthy banker Julian and dynamic attorney Edith (who Ava both wants to be like and be with). Fascinating geopolitics, dissections of class, and old fashioned romance make this debut by Naoise Dolan shine.

Описание

"This debut novel about an Irish expat millennial teaching English and finding romance in Hong Kong is half Sally Rooney love triangle, half glitzy Crazy Rich Asians high living—and guaranteed to please." (Vogue )

An anticipated book from: Vogue • Elle • O, the Oprah Magazine • Esquire • Harper's Bazaar • PopSugar • LitHub

An intimate, bracingly intelligent debut novel about a millennial Irish expat who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a male banker and a female lawyer

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 Hong Kong-born lawyer, striking and ambitious, Edith takes Ava to the theater and leaves her tulips in the hallway. Ava wants to be her—and wants her.

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.

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Издано:
Jun 2, 2020
ISBN:
9780062968760
Формат:
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Naoise Dolan is an Irish writer born in Dublin. She studied at Trinity College, followed by a master’s in Victorian literature at Oxford. She writes fiction, essays, criticism and features for publications including The London Review of Books, The Guardian and Vogue. Her debut novel Exciting Times was published by W&N in the UK and by Ecco in the US in 2020, and became a Sunday Times bestseller, widely translated and optioned for TV. She has been shortlisted and longlisted for several prizes, including The Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Dylan Thomas Prize and The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award.


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  • (1/5)
    Absolutely despised the narrator. I felt like she was so superficial and petty, could not relate or be interested in her at all. Good at men, hating everything else. I stopped halfway through after pushing myself for weeks to continue. It did not get better at all for me. Time to move on.
  • (5/5)
    I really enjoyed this book, the beginning of it was okay but as you proceed it definitely gets a lot better
  • (5/5)
    I enjoy the portrayal of the relationship, the instability of the people involved in those relations.
    The multicultural and the intersections of the various cultures have woven perfectly in the story.
    And last but not least, how the author has well shown how people suffer from the difficulty of expressing their emotions and feeling.
  • (4/5)
    I really liked it but it ended abruptly. I wish there was one more chapter.
  • (5/5)
    Brilliantly witty and caustically Irish. Also an interesting modern look into ex-pat life in Hong Kong.
  • (4/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    This was a great debut! The incisive, droll commentary on race, sexuality, class and relationships were mostly engaging. Ava is a protagonist at emotional distance with herself, and because the book is narrated by her, said emotional distance could feel clinical at times. I also despised Julian, so some passages with him felt overly long. All the same, I enjoyed this book and will read Naoise Dolan's future work — that said, would highly recommend the audiobook as it makes the narration more engaging.

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  • (3/5)
    I thought it was interesting to listen to the self internal dialogue that is often so negative. The book ended so abruptly it took me by surprise.