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The new novel from the author of Normal People.
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?
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