It’s been called the literary phenomenon of the decade and its author hailed as the first great millennial novelist and, yes, Normal People is all that and more.
The second book by Irish author Sally Rooney, Normal People tells the story of west Ireland teens Connell and Marianne as they fall in and out (and in and out) of love, again and again, over the years from adolescence to their 20s.
Normal People is a book about insecurities, yearning, and desire, a story of the inherent messiness of giving your heart to somebody else.
It’s a simple story, empathetically and generously told.
In short: Normal People is the book for anyone who has ever been in love.
Sally Rooney is the bestselling Irish author of Conversations With Friends and Normal People.
Her books have been sold more than 300,000 times and are multiple prize nominees: Normal People was longlisted for the Booker, the Women’s Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize and won both the Waterstones Book Of The Year and the Costa Book of The Year awards.
In 2020, Rooney penned the screenplay for the television adaptation of Normal People, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal and streaming in Australia on Stan.
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