Conversations with Friends is about Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa, four characters who ask each other endless questions. As their relationships unfold, in person and online, they discuss sex and friendship, art and literature, politics and gender, and, of course, one another.
Twenty-one-year-old Frances is at the heart of it all, bringing us this tale of a complex menage-a-quatre and her affair with Nick, an older married man. You can read Conversations with Friends as a romantic comedy, or you can read it as a feminist text. You can read it as a book about infidelity, about the pleasures and difficulties of intimacy, or about how our minds think about our bodies. However you choose to read it, it is an unforgettable novel about the possibility of love.
I can’t say I particularly liked any of the characters, they are all anti-heroes, but I really enjoyed reading this book for it expressed so many human feelings and went deep inside the mind of those who are troubled and don’t know what they want in their lives or how they can express their feelings or needs.
Conversations with Friends
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Published 25 May 2017