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Beautiful World, Where Are You

Sally Rooney

The *new* novel from the internationally bestselling author of Normal People.

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Ebook
ISBN
9780571365456
Date Published
07.09.2021
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Summary

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*

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 worry about sex and friendship 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?

‘A tour de force. The dialogue never falters, and the prose burns up the page.’
GUARDIAN

‘Rooney’s strongest writing thus far . . . There is a touching honesty and truthfulness in these pages, along with a quiet brilliance.’
FINANCIAL TIMES

‘The book moved me to tears more than once . . . Rooney’s best novel.’
THE TIMES

‘Rooney’s best novel yet. Funny and smart, full of sex and love and people doing their best to connect.’
Brandon Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES

‘Written with immense skill and illuminated by an endlessly incisive intelligence.’
IRISH TIMES

Beautiful World, Where Are You is not just worth reading. It’s worth thinking about.’
IRISH INDEPENDENT

‘Brilliantly done: gripping, steamy, unbearably sad.’
TELEGRAPH

Critic Reviews

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

Olivia Laing
Critic Reviews

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

Anne Enright, Guardian
Critic Reviews

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
Critic Reviews

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

James Marriott, The Times
Critic Reviews

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

Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times
Critic Reviews

Beautiful World, Where Are You is not just worth reading. It’s worth thinking about.

Irish Independent
SallyRooney

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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