Hardback Normal people / Sally Rooney.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780571334643 (hbk.) :
Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege.
266 pages ; 23 cm
A love story, but about so much more. I didn't feel it quite lived up to the hype, but there was enough to it that kept me reading to the end. As previously mentioned by other reviewers, a good book for reading groups.