Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 336 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 21 minutes
First Published: 2017
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Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into her world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange—and then painful—intimacy.
Quotes from Conversations with Friends
I think I only appear smart by staying quiet as often as possible.
You underestimate your own power so you don’t have to blame yourself for treating other people badly.
Everyone’s always going through something, aren’t they? That’s life, basically. It’s just more and more things to go through.
Is it possible we could develop an alternative model of loving each other?
People were always wanting me to show some weakness so they could reassure me. It made them feel worthy.
About Sally Rooney
Sally Rooney is an Irish author. She has written three novels: Conversations with Friends, Beautiful World, Where Are You, and Normal People.