Publication year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021.
ISBN: 9781474613460 (pbk.) : 8.99
Originally published: 2020.
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 Hong Kong–born lawyer, striking and ambitious, Edith takes Ava to the theater and leaves her tulips in the hallway. Ava wants to be her—and wants her. 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?
No. of reservations: 1
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!
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