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Beautiful World, Where Are You

Sally Rooney

Beautiful World, Where are You is the Sunday Times and Global number one bestseller; and winner of Novel of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards.

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‘Beautiful World, Where Are You is Rooney’s best novel.’ THE TIMES

*The Sunday Times and Global number one bestseller*
*Winner of Novel of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards*
*A Book of the Year in The Times, the Guardian, the Irish Times and the Financial Times*

‘A tour de force.’ Anne Enright, Guardian

‘Rooney’s best novel yet.’ Brandon Taylor, New York Times

‘Get ready to have your heart broken all over again.’ Red

‘The book moved me to tears more than once.’ The Times

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 worry about sex and friendship and the times they live in. Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

Critic Reviews

Magnificent . . . Rooney is the best young novelist – indeed one of the best novelists – I’ve read in years.

Olivia Laing
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A tour de force. The dialogue never falters, and the prose burns up the page.

Anne Enright, Guardian
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Rooney’s strongest writing thus far . . . There is a touching honesty and truthfulness in these pages, along with a quiet brilliance.

Diana Evans, Financial Times
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Rooney is in a class of her own.

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Written with immense skill and illuminated by an endlessly incisive intelligence.

Irish Times
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The book moved me to tears more than once . . . Rooney's best novel.

James Marriott, The Times

Sally Rooney is the author of the novels Conversations with Friends, Normal People and Beautiful World, Where Are You. She was the winner of the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award in 2017. Normal People (‘the literary phenomenon of the decade’, Guardian) was the Waterstones Book of the Year 2019, won the Costa Novel of the Year 2018…

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