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Exciting Times - Naoise Dolan

Exciting Times - Naoise Dolan

Title: Exciting Times

Author:  Naoise Dolan

ISBN:  9781474613446

Weight:  791g

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Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Naoise Dolan explodes onto the scene with Exciting Times, a slyly humorous and scorchingly smart modern love story about three cynics in Hong Kong

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

With Exciting Times comes a rare and indeed exciting talent, a cacophony of our times, a treat for the socially distanced.

Irish Independent

Fiercely intelligent, brutally funny and written with such heart, Exciting Times announces an impressive new voice in literature.

Nathan Filer, author of The Shock of the Fall

A modern love story… astute, sardonic and highly emotionally aware…  Heralding for sure a new star in Irish writing.

Irish Times

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Title Exciting Times
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)

On a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page.

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Book Stats
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781474613446
ISBN 10 1474613446
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 275
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 143 x 28mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Maria Bianchi
Jacket design Steve Marking / Orion Books (based on an original design by Sara Wood)
Jacket images Getty Images (toothbrushes / razor)

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