Normal People (Paperback)

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Admittedly, I was reluctant to succumb to the Sally Rooney hype. (Maybe I knew, all along, that if I did I'd tumble headfirst into a low-level Rooney obsession.) But then a copy of Normal People fell into my lap and I started reading and I knew, after hours had passed and I couldn't put the book down and all I could think about when I finally did was how badly I wanted to be reading it again, that I was a goner. (I felt like a kid again, sneaking books into bed long after lights-out, except this time there was much more emotional turmoil involved.) Rooney writes characters—their quirks, their complicated and often-contradictory desires—better than nearly any other contemporary novelist I've encountered. And for this I say: succumb to the hype.

— Katie

May 2019 Indie Next List

“What a treat to discover Sally Rooney! This novel stands out shining from the current onslaught of mediocre prose and less-than-suspenseful thriller plots. Normal People is the story of a relationship between two high school classmates in a small town in Ireland, and how it changes over time, through their last year of college in Dublin. Rooney’s spare and brilliant writing illuminates her insight and makes the unfolding of these two personalities completely compelling.”
— Georgiana Dix Blomberg, Magnolia's Bookstore, Seattle, WA

Product Details
ISBN: 9787532784301
ISBN-10: 7532784304
Publisher: Shang Hai Yi Wen Chu Ban She
Publication Date: July 1st, 2020
Language: Chinese