Sally Rooney

Beautiful World, Where Are You

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The new novel from the author of Normal People.

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution 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 have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships 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?
Author: Sally Rooney
Paperback  Published 4 April 2023  288 pages
Originally published in hardcover and trade paperback September 2021  
Magnificent . . . Rooney is the best young novelist - indeed one of the best novelists - I've read in years. -- Olivia Laing

A tour de force. The dialogue never falters, and the prose burns up the page. -- Anne Enright ― Guardian

Rooney's strongest writing thus far . . . There is a touching honesty and truthfulness in these pages, along with a quiet brilliance. -- Diana Evans ― Financial Times

The book moved me to tears more than once . . . Rooney's best novel. -- James Marriott ― The Times

Written with immense skill and illuminated by an endlessly incisive intelligence. -- Fintan O’Toole ― 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. ― Telegraph

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