Normal People (Sally Rooney)

Normal People

Author: Sally Rooney
List: Recent Prize Winner (Man Booker 2018 Longlist & Costa Book Awards Winner 2018)
Year of publication: 2018
Pages: 288
Goodreads: Normal People



Connell and Marianne both grow up in the same town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. But they both get places to study at university in Dublin, and a connection that has grown between them despite the social tangle of school lasts long into the following years.

Sally Rooney’s second novel is a deeply political novel, just as it’s also a novel about love. It’s about how difficult it is to speak to what you feel and how difficult it is to change. It’s wry and seductive; perceptive and bold. It will make you cry and you will know yourself through it.


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