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Normal People

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best Novel (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize
Winner of Novel of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards
Winner of the Costa Novel Award

A wondrous and wise coming-of-age love story from the celebrated author of Conversations with Friends


At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal.

A year later, they're both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.

Sally Rooney brings her brilliant psychological acuity and perfectly spare prose to a story that explores the subtleties of class, the electricity of first love, and the complex entanglements of family and friendship.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Sally Rooney is a writer going all the way to the top." - Colin Barrett


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April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Normal People: A Novel
Author(s): Sally Rooney
ISBN: 1-984822-17-9 / 978-1-984822-17-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Normal People: A Novel
Author(s): Sally Rooney
ISBN: 0-7352-7647-1 / 978-0-7352-7647-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Normal People
Author(s): Sally Rooney
ISBN: 0-571-33464-4 / 978-0-571-33464-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Normal People
Author(s): Sally Rooney
ISBN: 0-571-33465-2 / 978-0-571-33465-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Normal People
Author(s): Sally Rooney
ISBN: 0-571-34729-0 / 978-0-571-34729-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Normal People
Author(s): Sally Rooney
ISBN: 1-5288-1312-X / 978-1-5288-1312-9
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Normal People
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Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Normal People
Author(s): Sally Rooney
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Normal People
Author(s): Sally Rooney
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Normal People: A Novel
Author(s): Sally Rooney
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Normal People: A Novel
Author(s): Sally Rooney
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Normal People
Author(s): Sally Rooney
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU