The latest issue from Normal People's author Sally Rooney will be out later this year – and promises to be an equally classy read.
Irish author's follow up to conversations with friends and ordinary people entitled "Beautiful world, where are you?" Will be released September 7th.
The book, announced by Rooney's British publisher Faber on Tuesday, follows writer Alice and her best friend Eileen, both of whom are in their twenties.
Alice meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks to travel with her to Rome. Meanwhile, after a breakup, Eileen flirts with her childhood friend, Simon, again.
The latest issue from pictured Normal People writer Sally Rooney will be released later this year
The editor's table of contents states: “Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young – but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they are mistaken, they come together, they break apart.
“They have sex, they care about sex, they care about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the dark and giving testimony of something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world? & # 39;
Alex Bowler, the Faber publisher who purchased the novel, called it "a book of friendship and sex, art and faith, power and love," reports the Guardian.
"It takes you back inside characters with brilliant minds and aching hearts, while also marking the next creative leap for a unique writer," he continued.
The Irish author's follow-up to Normal People and Conversations With Friends, entitled Beautiful World, Where Are You, is slated for release on September 7th, Faber announced on Tuesday
"The book sparkles with intelligence, empathy and, yes, beauty."
Similar to normal people and conversations with friends, Alice and Eileen's friendship mostly takes place via email. The two exchange messages about art, friendship, the world around them, and the intricate love affairs that unfold in their own lives … They say they want to meet again soon. But what will happen when they do? & # 39;
Kate Skipper, chief operating officer at Waterstones, said Rooney's latest novel was "the highly anticipated book of the fall for readers and booksellers alike."
"I can't wait to read Beautiful World, Where Are You, to immerse myself in the new characters and world Sally created with her rare talent," she said.
& # 39; The prospect of Sally's third novel coming out later this year is truly delicious. What a welcome treat for 2021! & # 39;
Ordinary People with Daisy Edgar Jones and Paul Mescal became the most watched show on BBC Three last year
Faber will publish the book in hardcover, which is now available for pre-order, and produce two special editions available exclusively to Waterstones and independent bookstores. The US publisher is Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Rooney, 29, wrote her debut novel, Conversations With Friends, of two college students, Frances and Bobbi, and the strange, unexpected relationship they make with married couple Melissa and Nick in 2017 while studying for a Masters in American literature at Trinity College in Dublin follows.
She published the coming-of-age fairy tale Normal People in 2018, which won the Costa Book Award – of which she was the youngest ever winner – and Irish Novel of the Year, to name a few.
Normal People [left] is Sally Rooney's second novel after talking to friends in 2017 [see image on the right]
Plans for a BBC adaptation were announced within weeks of its release. Ordinary People with Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal became the most watched show on BBC Three last year.
It also put the book at the top of best-seller lists in Ireland and the UK more than two years after its publication.
Last June it was announced that the BBC and Hulu have teamed up again to turn Conversations With Friends into a 12-part series of half-hour episodes.
It is directed by Irish director Lenny Abrahamson who also directed Normal People. Normal People writer Alice Birch, who is also the story editor of the HBO drama Succession, will be the lead writer for the adaptation.