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Exciting Times


Naoise Dolan


* 'Droll, shrewd and unafraid - a winning debut' Hilary Mantel ** 'Fiercely intelligent, brutally funny' Nathan Filer ** A Stylist 'Best new book for 2020' *Naoise Dolan explodes onto the scene with Exciting Times, a slyly humorous and scorchingly smart modern love story about three cynics in Hong Kong
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"She has put us on notice that we talk about race by not talking about it"

The Guardian

<p>'<b>The book of the summer ... Kept me rapt until the final page</b>' <i>THE TIMES</i> </p><p>'<b>A sharp, smart, witty modern love story. I loved it</b>' David Nicholls, author of <i>ONE DAY</i></p><p>'<b>More than lives up to the hype ... Likely to fill the Sally-Rooney-shaped hole in many readers' lives</b>' <i>IRISH TIMES</i></p><p>'<b>Droll, shrewd and unafraid - a winning debut</b>' Hilary Mantel, author of<i> WOLF HALL</i></p><p>'<b>I've been pushing <i>Exciting Times</i></b><b> on everyone I know. Some of Dolan's pithy observations of her characters are the best I've read since Edward St Aubyn</b>' <i>OBSERVER</i></p><p>'<b>A frankly sensational book</b>' Pandora Sykes on THE HIGH LOW</p><p>'<b>I</b><b>n the tradition of Dorothy Parker, Joan Rivers and Nora Ephron ... I found myself purring with pleasure. ...This is comic writing at the highest level'</b> Craig Brown, <i>DAILY MAIL</i></p><p>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:</p><p> - a badly-paid job in Hong Kong, teaching English grammar to rich children;<br /> - Julian, who likes to spend money on Ava and lets her move into his guest room;<br /> - Edith, who Ava meets while Julian is out of town and actually listens to her when she talks;<br /> - money, love, cynicism, unspoken feelings and unlikely connections.</p><p> Exciting times ensue.</p>
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Book publisherOrion Publishing Co
Publication date16 Apr 2020
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