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Normal People

Normal People (Hardback)

By Rooney, Sally

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Originally published in hardcover in the United Kingdom by Faber & Faber, London, in 2018 --Copyright page.

ISBN 9781984822178
Barcode 9781984822178
Published 16 April 2019 by Hogarth Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781984822178
ISBN-10 1984822179
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hogarth Press
Imprint Hogarth Press
Publication Date 16 April 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rooney, Sally
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bildungsromans, Man-woman relationships, College students, Social classes, First loves
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE From the author of Conversations with Friends and winner of the 2017 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, Sally Rooney, a wondrously wise, genuinely unputdownable new novel--the quintessential coming-of-age love story for our time Connell Waldron is one of the most popular boys in his small-town high school. A star of the football team, an excellent student, and the class heartthrob, he has everything but money, while Marianne Sheridan--plain-looking, odd, and intensely private--is well-off, but has no friends to speak of. Despite their differences, a deep and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers, one that develops into a secret relationship. Everything changes when both Connell and Marianne are accepted to Trinity College. Suddenly Marianne is elegant and well liked, holding court with her intellectual friends, and Connell hangs at the sidelines. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and relationships but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other. Sally Rooney brings her brilliant psychological acuity and perfectly spare prose to a story that explores the subtleties of class, the electricity of first love, and the complex entanglements of family and friendship.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Advance praise for Normal People I couldn't put Normal People down--I didn't think I could love it as much as Conversations with Friends, but I did. Sally Rooney is a treasure. I can't wait to see what she does next. --Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot and The Possessed Praise for Conversations with Friends A writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style... [O]ne wonderful aspect of Rooney's consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge... But Rooney's natural power is as a psychological portraitist. She is acute and sophisticated about the workings of innocence; the protagonist of this novel about growing up has no idea just how much of it she has left to do. - The New Yorker Rooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes...a novel of delicious frictions. - New York Magazine I love debuts where you just can't believe that it was a debut... Conversations with Friends paints a nuanced, page-turning portrait of a whip-smart university student in the throes of an affair with an older married man. - Zadie Smith, Elle The dialogue is superb, as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices. Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens they're suspenseful. - Curtis Sittenfeld, The Week Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they're figuring out how to be adults. - Celeste Ng, Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I'm not alone. - Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram) The self-deceptions of a new generation are at the core of Sally Rooney's debut, Conversations With Friends (Hogarth), which captures something wonderfully odd-cornered and real in the story of an Irish millennial... - Megan O'Grady, Vogue's 10 Best Books of 2017 [A] bracing, miraculous debut. - The Millions

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Author's Bio

Sally Rooney was born in the west of Ireland in 1991. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta and The London Review of Books. Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award in 2017, she is the author of Conversations with Friends.

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