Naoise Dolan’s The Happy Couple captures the zeitgeist with pin-sharp observations on modern love

Naoise Dolan's writing is witty and incisive. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Estelle Birdy

Naoise Dolan has returned to the territory of her acclaimed debut novel – close observation of relationship dynamics. While 2020’s award-winning Exciting Times examined love within Hong Kong’s multinational migrant community, Dolan’s latest looks at the ties that bind among the elite intelligentsia of Dublin and London.