Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sep 7, 2021 - Fiction - 368 pages


Beautiful World, Where Are You
is a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends.

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 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?

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This is not a novel that will be universally admired, even by those who loved the Normal People Netflix series. Those who love it are a perfect circle Venn Diagram with those who also cherished JD ... Read full review

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"They really cannot tell the difference between someone they have heard of, and someone they personally know." (p. 328). Kindle Edition. Sally Rooney is intriguing, and her prose is undoubtedly ... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

Sally Rooney is an Irish novelist. She is the author of Conversations with Friends and Normal People. She also contributed to the writing and production of the Hulu/BBC television adaptation of Normal People.

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