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Exciting Times: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020

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Exciting Times: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 by Naoise Dolan

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  • Women's Prize for Fiction longlist 2021

By Naoise Dolan

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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.

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29 Jan 2021

BKbooks

Exciting Time was our most recent read. Everyone seemed to really get along with this, agreeing that it was well observed, smart, and a page turner. Maybe some of the humour missed the target for me, but others disagreed. Great start to the new year with this one, exciting times indeed.

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