Exciting Times

by Naoise Dolan

Exciting Times

by Naoise Dolan


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“Droll, shrewd and unafraid – a winning debut” Hilary Mantel, author of WOLF HALL

‘I’ve been pushing Exciting Times on everyone I know. Some of Dolan’s pithy observations of her characters are the best I’ve read since Edward St Aubyn’ OBSERVER

“In the tradition of Dorothy Parker, Joan Rivers and Nora Ephron … I found myself purring with pleasure….This is comic writing at the highest level” Craig Brown

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.


Additional Information

Weight300 g
Dimensions20 × 13 × 3 cm

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