Rooney’s novels are totally fresh and her voice speaks for a new generation of young women charting the minefields of love and relationships.
This is a real edgybooks favourite!
if you haven’t seen the BBC dramatization, or even if you have, you are in for page-turning rollercoaster of modern love in this standout novel. Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there.
In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can’t.
Winner of the COSTA Novel Award 2018
Winner of the AN Post Irish Book Awards
Novel Of The Year Winner of Novel Of The Year and Book Of The Year at The British Book Awards
Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards
International Author Of The Year
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
Longlisted for the Women’s Prize Fo Fiction 2019