Exciting Times

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6.0 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Naoise Dolan is an Irish writer born in Dublin. Her debut novel, Exciting Times, was a Sunday Times bestseller, widely translated, and optioned for television. She has been short-listed and long-listed for several prizes, including the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. She lives in Berlin.

"Wry, stylish.... In this witty satire of the haves and have nots, Dolan explores tender, insightful truths about the vagaries of modern love."
"[A] wry, tender debut.... Dolan's smart, brisk debut works as a charming comedy of manners."--Publishers Weekly
"A love story packed with irony and introspection."--Elle
"A funny, smart, contemporary love story."--Sunday Times (London)
"Whipsmart... A modern love story... Exciting Times is an impressive, cerebral debut written with brio and humour... The observations are keen, heartfelt and delivered in a brutally nonchalant style... Heralding for sure a new star in Irish writing."--Irish Times
"Half Sally Rooney love triangle, half glitzy Crazy Rich Asians high living--and guaranteed to please."
"Echoes of Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends resound in this exacting debut novel about a young Irish woman living in Hong Kong who becomes embroiled in a love triangle with a wealthy man and woman."--O, the Oprah Magazine
"Dazzling... With Exciting Times comes a rare and indeed exciting talent, a cacophony of our times, a treat for the socially distanced."--Irish Independent
"Droll, shrewd and unafraid--a winning debut."--Hilary Mantel
"Hands down one of the most anticipated debuts of the year ... A piercingly provocative look at modern love and power games."--Book Riot
"Dolan's preoccupation with power is often couched in humor but always expertly observed. Her elegantly simple writing allows her ideas and musings to shine. A refreshingly wry and insightful debut."--Kirkus Reviews
"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
"[Exciting Times] teems with insight around class, race, language and sexuality. Likely to fill the Sally-Rooney-shaped hole in many readers' lives."--Irish Times
"Very funny... Extremely sharp - both cutting and tart... A bracing, refreshing first novel."--Observer
"Exciting Times is constant fun."--Telegraph (UK)