Normal People by Sally Rooney (signed paperback)
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This copy of the brilliant, prize-winning. best-selling Normal People is signed by the author, Sally Rooney.
A universally relatable modern romance, clever yet unpretentious, literary yet highly approachable, this novel can be enjoyed by readers of all tastes. As The Observer reviewer wrote, it 'brings to mind everything from D.H. Lawrence to to Jane Austen. This will be a 21st-century classic.'
Winner, Book of the Year, British Book Awards, 2019
Winner, Costa Novel Award, 2018
Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2019, the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 and the Man Booker Prize 2018,
Marianne is the young, affluent, intellectual wallflower; Connell is the boy everyone likes, shadowed by his family’s reputation and poverty. Unlikely friends, and later lovers, their small town beginnings in rural Ireland are swiftly eclipsed by the heady worlds of student Dublin. Gradually their intense, mismatched love becomes a battleground of power, class, and the falsehoods they choose to believe.
Normal People is a tale of deceptive simplicity, a very accessible narrative of two seemingly mismatched young people who share a profound, inescapable understanding. Beyond that however is something properly universal, a study of how one person can forever shape and impact another. Marianne and Connell emerge almost shockingly real and deeply vulnerable in their different ways.
Following her incandescent debut Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney has quickly evolved into perhaps the most nuanced contemporary observer we have. Brimming with longing, regret and intimacy, Normal People is everything we keep saying as a culture we need from our fiction. It is a story that is absolutely universal to us all, and it is brilliant.
‘Rooney... has undoubtedly delivered one of the best novels of the year’ - The Express
'Generous, expansive and explicit… unashamedly romanic, but in the most rapturously contemporary sense.' - The Observer
‘Rooney, who has a superb eye for the finer details of human relationships, has undoubtedly delivered one of the best novels of the year’ - The Express
'The best novel published this year.' - The Times
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm