WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2018 A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR
Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex ménage-à-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.
A novelist to watch: An addictive debut, with nods to Tender is the Night, heralds a bright new talent (Sunday Times)
A dazzling new talent. (Mail on Sunday)
A sharp, darkly funny comment on modern relationships. Required reading. (Sunday Telegraph)
This is a novel to set beside Lena Dunham's Girls, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag, Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha . . . I can't wait to see what Rooney serves up next. (Sunday Times)
I love this novel . . . A contemporary love story so powerful, graceful and honest it left me reeling . . . It is, by turns, astonishing, heart-rending and perfect; there's not a word out of place. (Luke Kennard, author of 'Transition')
Fearless, sensual writing . . . A dynamic debut novel about the messy, overlapping relationships between four captivating characters (Irish Times)
An addictive, funny and truthful first novel about love and literature. (Metro)
Fascinating, ferocious and shrewd. Sally Rooney has the sharpest eye for all of the most delicate cruelties of human interaction. (Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies)
So good I felt something akin to grief the moment I finished it . . . Glimmer[s] with humour, compassion, insight and truth . . . Rooney shares with Plath a knack for particularising a feminine consciousness, and this novel is the best I've read on what it means to be young and female right now. (Daily Mail)
A book that will appeal to anyone interested in friendship, jealousy, the politics of love (so, everyone?). It is an intelligent and moving novel, a brilliantly accurate portrayal of what it is to be a young woman. (The Pool)
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEARWINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019Con..