'Three years after Normal People, Rooney’s hotly anticipated new novel has arrived, and in this devoted fan’s opinion, it does not disappoint. It’s her most philosophical work yet, featuring two female thirty-something characters who convey relatable, harshly relevant feelings about politics, culture, communication and our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us. Throwing light on an Irish society in turmoil, the author also gives a poignant nod to the strange, lonely lives we’ve lived in the last year.' - Recommended by Caoilfhionn Fay, Dubray Support Office.
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?
Praise for Normal People:
'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' – Guardian
'The best novel published this year.' – The Times
'Quite astonishing.' – Independent
'The most enjoyable novel of the year.' – Daily Telegraph
'Rooney has given us a spellbinding twenty-first-century love story, and asserted herself as one of the major young writers in the English-speaking world.' – Times Literary Supplement
All customers who pre-order a copy of either edition of Beautiful World Where are You by Sally Rooney with Dubray will be automatically entered into the draw. 10 winners will be drawn at random from all entries on Closing Date 2nd September 2021 and notified that day. Prize winners can nominate any person to have their book dedicated to. The prizes will be signed and dedicated after publication date with their delivery date tbc. Prizes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.