Normal people

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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.

Format
Paperback
Published
02/05/2019
ISBN
9780571334650
Publisher
FABER & FABER
Weight
229kg

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The best novel published this year. The Times A future classic. Guardian Quite astonishing. Independent The most enjoyable novel of the year. Daily Telegraph The best young novelist - indeed one of the best novelists - I've read in years. New Statesman - Olivia Laing Rooney has given us a spellbinding twenty-first-century love story, and asserted herself as one of the major young writers in the English-speaking world. TLS Effortlessly brilliant . . . tender and devastating. Guardian Books of the Year The best book I read last year. Nigella Lawson Best novel this year by a country mile is Normal People by Sally Rooney . . . Brilliant. Spectator Books of the Year Love, sex, class, work, miscommunication and melancholy are all described in prose that is somehow at once lapidary and mysterious; glittering but with the feeling of something moving like weather behind the sentences. New Statesman Books of the Year Rooney's second novel is one you read in three days flat, a Tube stop-missing, escalator-reading tale . . . Rooney's style is pure poetry, sparse and heartbreaking, and writing this three months after I finished it I find my chest still aches for the pair of them. Evening Standard Books of the Year

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