Normal People
ISBN: 1984822187
EAN13: 9781984822185
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE - COMING TO HULU IN 2020 - SALLY ROONEY NAMED TO THE 2019 TIME 100 NEXT LIST A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships ( People ) from the author of Conversations with Friends, a master of the literary page-turner (J. Courtney Sullivan). NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time - The Washington Post - Esquire - Glamour - Good Housekeeping - Kirkus Reviews Absolutely engrossing and surprisingly heartbreaking with more depth, subtlety, and insight than any one novel deserves.--Stephanie Danler Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation--awkward but electrifying--something life changing begins. A year later, they're both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities 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. Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can't. Praise for Normal People A] novel that demands to be read compulsively, in one sitting. -- The Washington Post Arguably the buzziest novel of the season, Sally Rooney's elegant sophomore effort . . . is a worthy successor to Conversations with Friends . Here, again, she unflinchingly explores class dynamics and young love with wit and nuance. -- The Wall Street Journal Rooney] has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism. . . . She writes] some of the best dialogue I've read. -- The New Yorker Fresh and accessible . . . There is so much to say about Rooney's fiction--in my experience, when people who've read her meet they tend to peel off into corners to talk. --Dwight Garner, The New York Times