«Conversations with Friends»: an addictive debut by a bright new talent. Brilliant, funny and startling!

La Frances té 21 anys, és intel·ligent i observadora, una estudiant que somnia amb ser escriptora i es dedica a cultivar la seva ment. Bobbi, la seva millor amiga també vol ser escriptora. Les dues amigues es troben a Dublin, on una periodista que es diu Melissa ha vist el seu potencial. Aquí s’han de enfrontar als canvis als que ens obliga la vida adulta.


A sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple.

Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed, and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind. And to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers at school, the two young women now perform spoken-word poetry together in Dublin. Where a journalist named Melissa spots their potential. Drawn into Melissa’s orbit, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband. Private property, Frances believes, is a cultural evil–and Nick, a bored actor who never quite lived up to his potential, looks like patriarchy made flesh.  Desperate to reconcile herself 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 probing intelligence, Conversations With Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth.»