A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
'The best novel published this year.' Times
Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years.
This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege. Alternating menace with overwhelming tenderness, Sally Rooney's second novel breathes fiction with new life.
Faber & Faber; August 2018
- ISBN: 9780571334667
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Normal People
- Author: Sally Rooney
Imprint: Faber & Faber
About The Author
Sally Rooney was born in County Mayo, Ireland, and presently lives in Dublin. She is the author of the novels Conversations with Friends and Normal People. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The London Review of Books, and elsewhere. Conversations With Friends was shortlisted for both the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize, and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. Rooney was also shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for 'Mr Salary' and was the winner of the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. Normal People won the Costa Novel of the Year in 2019. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018 as well as the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Rathbones Folio Prize in 2019.