Beautiful World, Where Are You
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?
"A tour de force. The dialogue never falters, and the prose burns up the page." -Anne Enright, The Guardian
"Rooney's strongest writing thus far . . . There is a touching honesty and truthfulness in these pages, along with a quiet brilliance." -Diana Evans, The Financial Times
"Rooney is in a class of her own." -Grazia
"Written with immense skill and illuminated by an endlessly incisive intelligence." -Irish Times
"The book moved me to tears more than once . . . Rooney's best novel." -James Marriott, The Times
"Brilliantly done: gripping, steamy, unbearably sad." -Telegraph
"Excellent . . . There is so much to talk about." -Sunday Independent
"Beautiful World, Where Are You is not just worth reading. It's worth thinking about." -Irish Independent
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