Beautiful World, Where Are You: Special Edition (HB)

Author(s): Sally Rooney

General Fiction

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution 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 get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in.

Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

Matilda Bookshop Review


Two best friends, one a very successful novelist, the other the editor of a fringe literary magazine navigate the pitfalls and pleasures of writing, fame, old flames, new loves and carrying on their friendship after trauma and breakdown. Rooney again examines the fault lines that run between friends and lovers, but widens her gaze to philosophical questions to do with mateship, sex, success, politics, and the beautiful (damaged) world as we know it. Molly


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General Fields

  • : 9780571371976
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : March 2021
  • : September 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sally Rooney