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Normal People

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  • Normal People 
    Title: Normal People
    Author: ROONEY SALLY
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 12/09/2018
    Imprint: FABER & FABER
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Smart, funny, insightful and oh-socontemporary: Sally Rooney’s novel Conversations with Friends wowed the critics and excited readers when it was published in 2017. Her latest novel, Normal People, has done the same – and then some. In it, we meet Marianne and Connell when they are at school. Marianne is a loner, a rich girl considered weird by her schoolfellows. Popular Connell is the son of a single mother who cleans Marianne’s family home. Both clever, they begin an under-the-radar relationship that continues off and on through their final year in school and then through the years when they study at Trinity College in Dublin. Their deep vulnerabilities and mutual fascination form the base of Rooney’s narrative, and are recounted with compassion and acuity. Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end here; 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.

    ISBN: 9780571347292
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