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Normal People

Normal People

by Sally Rooney

Longlisted 2018 Man Booker Prize: The feverishly anticipated second novel from the young author of 2017's most acclaimed debut Conversations with Friends.

Format
Paperback
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Publish Date
September 2018

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.

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