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Conversations with Friends - A Novel

Sally Rooney

A sharply intelligent novel about friendship, lust, jealousy, and the unexpected complications of adulthood in the 21st century 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 Nick's flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances's friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As 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 Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship. Art © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY www.vagarights.com

A sharply intelligent novel about friendship, lust, jealousy, and the unexpected complications of adulthood in the 21st century 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 Nick's flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances's friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As 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 Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship. Art © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY www.vagarights.com
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A sharply intelligent novel about friendship, lust, jealousy, and the unexpected complications of adulthood in the 21st century 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 Nick's flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances's friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As 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 Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship. Art © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY www.vagarights.com

Language:

English

Narrators:

Aoife McMahon

Length:

8h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:12


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:30


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:43


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:01


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:56


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:24


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:21


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:28


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:27