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CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS
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EAN13
9780571333134
ISBN
978-0-571-33313-4
Éditeur
Faber et Faber
Date de publication
Collection
181 POCHE
Poids
270 g
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Conversations With Friends

Faber et Faber

181 Poche

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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. But however amusing their flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy neither of them expect.As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally even with Bobbi. 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."
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par (Libraire)
20 juin 2018

Un premier roman rythmé et divertissant sur la vie de Frances et Bobbi, deux étudiantes de l’université de Dublin, passionnées d’écriture et de théâtre. Elles rencontrent Melissa, une photographe, et son mari Nick, un acteur dont la carrière est en ...

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