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Beautiful World, Where Are You : from the internationally bestselling author of Normal People

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'Beautiful World, Where Are You is Rooney's best novel.' THE TIMES

The *new* novel from the internationally bestselling author of Normal People.

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.

Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young - but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They worry about sex and friendship and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

'A tour de force. The dialogue never falters, and the prose burns up the page.'
GUARDIAN

'Rooney's strongest writing thus far . . . There is a touching honesty and truthfulness in these pages, along with a quiet brilliance.'
FINANCIAL TIMES

'The book moved me to tears more than once . . . Rooney's best novel.'
THE TIMES

'Rooney's best novel yet. Funny and smart, full of sex and love and people doing their best to connect.'
Brandon Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES

'Written with immense skill and illuminated by an endlessly incisive intelligence.'
IRISH TIMES

'Beautiful World, Where Are You is not just worth reading. It's worth thinking about.'
IRISH INDEPENDENT

'Brilliantly done: gripping, steamy, unbearably sad.'
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 25mm | 460g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571365426
  • 9780571365425
  • 7

About Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney is the author of the novels Conversations with Friends and Normal People. She was the winner of the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award in 2017. In 2018, Conversations with Friends was shortlisted for both the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize and Normal People was the Waterstones Book of the Year, won the Costa Novel Award and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Rooney won the Encore Award for Normal People in 2019. She was the editor of the Stinging Fly in 2018 and a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library from 2019-20. She was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the television adaptation of Normal People, which was broadcast on the BBC in 2020.
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862 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 43% (368)
4 36% (312)
3 17% (143)
2 3% (28)
1 1% (11)
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