‘The literary phenomenon of the decade.’ – Guardian
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‘The best young novelist – indeed one of the best novelists – I’ve read in years.’ Olivia Laing
‘Superb . . . a tremendous read, full of insight and sweetness.’ Anne Enright
‘One the best novels I have read in years.’ Sheila Heti
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.
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The best novel published this year.
A future classic.
The most enjoyable novel of the year.
The best young novelist – indeed one of the best novelists – I’ve read in years.
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.
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