Conversations with Friends: A Novel

Conversations with Friends: A Novel➳ [Reading] ➶ Conversations with Friends: A Novel By Sally Rooney ➩ – Praise for Conversations with Friends A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week Vogues Best Books of Slates Favorite Books of the Year Elles Best Books of the Year The Cuts Best Books by WomenAwriter of ra Praise for Conversations with Friends: A PDF Î Friends A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week Vogues Best books of Slates Favorite books of the Year Elles Best books of the Year The Cuts Best books by WomenAwriter of rare confidence with a lucid exacting style O ne wonderful aspect of Rooneys consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self delusion that so often Conversations with eBook Á festers alongside presumed self knowledge But Rooneys natural power is as a psychological portraitist She is acute and sophisticated about the workings of innocence the protagonist of this novel about growing up has no idea just how much of it she has left to do The New YorkerRooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakesa novel of delicious frictions New with Friends: A PDF È York MagazineI love debuts where you just cant believe that it was a debut Conversations with Friends paints a nuanced page turning portrait of a whip smart university student in the throes of an affair with an older married man Zadie Smith ElleThe dialogue is superb as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens theyre suspenseful Curtis Sittenfeld The WeekSharp funny thought provokinga really great portrait of two young women as theyre figuring out how to be adultsCeleste Ng Late Night with Seth Meyers PodcastThis book This book I read it in one day I hear I m not aloneSarah Jessica Parker InstagramThe self deceptions of a new generation are at the core of Sally Rooneys debut Conversations With Friends Hogarthwhich captures something wonderfully odd cornered and real in the story of an Irish millennial Megan O Grady Vogue s Best books of A bracing miraculous debut The MillionsSally Rooneys debut novel is a remarkably charming exploration of that very uncharming subject the human ego Conversations With Friendssparkles with controlled rhetoric But it ends up emphasizing the truths exploding in the silences SlateRooneys exploration of growing out of navet is true to life sometimes painfully so and anyone who has thrived on created drama who has imagined higher stakes than exist will see a bit of themselves Buzzfeed Best Fiction books of In this searing insightful debut Rooney offers an unapologetic perspective on the vagaries of relationships a treatise on married life the impact of infidelity the ramifications of ones actions and how the person one chooses to be with can impact ones individuality Throughout Rooneys descriptive eye lends beauty and veracity to this complex and vivid story Publishers Weeklystarred Readers who enjoyed Belinda McKeon s Tender and Caitriona Lally s Eggshells will enjoy this exceptional debut Library Journalstarred Asmart sexy realistic portrayal of a woman finding herself Bookliststarred An astonishing assured debut The booksellerThe book of the summerthe wider issues underscoring her book including race sex and gender which in her careful treatment emerge farcomplex and often funnier than we could have ever imagined RefineryA very funny very humanly messy tale of sexual and artistic self discovery in which every page reveals shrewd emotional insight Caught between laser eyed irony and heart melting sincerity the book is a masterclass in narrative tone that left me desperate to read whatever Rooney writes next An addictive funny and truthful first novel about love and literature Metro Sally Rooney has managed to take something old the romance novel and make it new Frances is a bisexual communist student allergic to expressing emotion and her love affair is with a married man and yet the book makes no attempt to make a moral stand on fidelity or punish its characters for their passions The effect is frankly riveting and creates a peculiar sensation of dangerAn addictive read Rufi Thorpe author of The Girls From Corona del Mar and Dear Fang With Love Sally Rooney s writing is cool wry and smooth and gives the reader a sense of being in the lucky position of overhearing not only what fascinating strangers are talking about but also what they re thinking I was riveted til the last page Emily Gould author of FriendshipFascinating ferocious and shrewd SallyRooney has the sharpest eye for all of the mostdelicate cruelties of human interaction Lisa McInerney author of The Glorious Heresies winner of theBaileys Women s Prize for Fiction Sally Rooney captures the mood and voice of contemporary women and their interpersonal connections and concerns without being remotely predictableA clever and current book about a complicated woman and her romantic relationshipsKirkusRooney writes so well of the condition of being a young gifted but self destructive woman both the mentality and physicality of it She is alert to the invisible bars imprisoning the apparently free Though herself young she was born in she has already beenshortlistedfor this years Sunday Times EFG short story award Her hyperarticulate characters may fail to communicate their fragile selves but Rooney does it for them in a voice distinctively her own The GuardianA novelist to watch An addictive debut with nods to Tender is the Night heralds a bright new talentSunday TimesA contemporary love story so powerful graceful and honest it left me reeling Conversations with Friends is by turns astonishing heart rending and perfect there s not a word out of place LukeKennard author of The TransitionSally Rooney is a writer going all the way to the top Conversations with Friends features the st century Irish descendents of Salinger s guileless wiseasses brought to life in prose as taut and coolly poised as early Bret Easton Ellis Colin Barrett author of Young SkinsThere s not a beat out of place in Sally Rooneys astonishingly poised writing Conversations with Friends is the most sophisticated and perceptive novel I ve read about relationships in the s Gavin Corbett author of This Is The Way and Green Glowing SkullWritten with such precision and perceptiveness full of arid humour and reckless despair a novel of spine tingling salience Sara Baume author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither and winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial PrizeSharp funny thought provokinga really great portrait of two young women as theyre figuring out how to be adultsCeleste Ng Late Night with Seth Meyers PodcastWinner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Frances is a cool headed and darkly observant young woman vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin Her best friend and comrade in arms is the beautiful and endlessly self possessed Bobbi At a local poetry performance one night Frances and Bobbi catch the eye of Melissa a well known photographer and as the girls are then gradually drawn into Melissa s world Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman s sophisticated home and tall handsome husband Nick However amusing and ironic Frances and Nicks flirtation seems at first it gives way to a strange intimacy and Francess friendship with Bobbi begins to fractureAs Frances tries to keep her life in check her relationships increasingly resist her control with Nick with her difficult and unhappy father and finally terribly with Bobbi Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body Frances s intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment Written with gem like precision and marked by a sly sense of humor Conversations with Friendsis wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth and the messy edges of female friendship.