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Paperback Exciting times / Naoise Dolan.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781474613460 (pbk.) :
Number of reservations: 1
Ava, newly arrived in Hong Kong from Dublin, spends her days teaching English to rich children. Julian is a banker. A banker who likes to spend money on Ava, to have sex and discuss fluctuating currencies with her. But when she asks whether he loves her, he cannot say more than 'I like you a great deal'. Enter Edith, a lawyer. Refreshingly enthusiastic and unapologetically earnest, Edith takes Ava to the theatre when Julian leaves Hong Kong for work. Quickly, she becomes something Ava looks forward to. And then Julian writes to tell Ava he is coming back to Hong Kong. Should Ava return to the easy compatibility of her life with Julian or take a leap into the unknown with Edith?
Hong Kong (China) Fiction.
This book starts off well but goes more and more downhill as you lose empathy with the main character. I don’t even understand the ending!