Sally Rooney’s third novel, and her first for the reason that broadly acclaimed Normal People, will probably be printed on 7 September.
Beautiful World, Where Are You, introduced by Rooney’s UK writer Faber on Tuesday, follows Alice and Eileen, two associates of their 20s who discover themselves on very totally different trajectories. Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse and asks him to go to Rome along with her; Eileen, recovering from a break-up in Dublin, begins to flirt with Simon, a childhood buddy.
Similar to Rooney’s earlier novels Conversations With Friends and Normal People, a lot of Alice and Eileen’s friendship performs out over electronic mail, as they “exchange emails about art, friendship, the world around them and the complicated love affairs unfolding in their own lives”, reads Faber’s description. “They say they want to see each other again soon. But what will happen when they do?”
Alex Bowler, the writer at Faber who acquired the novel as a part of a two-book deal, referred to as it “a book of friendship and sex, art and faith, power and love. It absorbs you once again in the inner lives of characters with brilliant minds and aching hearts, while marking the next creative leap from a singular writer. The book scintillates with intelligence, empathy and, yes, beauty.”
Kate Skipper, chief working officer at Waterstones, stated Beautiful World, Where Are You was “set to be the most eagerly anticipated book of the autumn, for readers and booksellers alike.”
“I cannot wait to read Beautiful World, Where Are You, to immerse myself in the new characters and world that Sally has created with her rare talent,” she added. “The prospect of Sally’s third novel being published later this year is a truly delicious one. What a welcome treat for 2021!”
Faber will publish the novel in hardback, together with two particular editions unique to Waterstones and impartial bookshops. It will probably be printed within the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Rooney has grow to be a literary phenomenon for the reason that publication of her debut Conversations With Friends in 2017. Her 2018 novel Normal People was broadly acclaimed and a bestseller; deemed “a future classic” by the Guardian, it was nominated for the Man Booker prize and received the Costa novel of the 12 months award. It was tailored right into a tv collection by BBC Three and Hulu in 2020.