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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

4 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library ROO (Text) 33500013455357 New Checked out 10/07/2021
Moorhead Public Library ROO (Text) 33500013455340 New Checked out 10/01/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374602604
  • ISBN: 0374602603
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"A new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends"-- Provided by publisher.
"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 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?"--Amazon
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 August #1
    *Starred Review* Alice, a famous young novelist renting a home on the Irish coast, goes on a date with local Felix, who works in a warehouse, and they don't hit it off at first. Alice's best friend, Eileen, is an editorial assistant at a Dublin-based literary magazine who goes home to the sad room she's been renting since her breakup. She's known Simon, an activist and devout Catholic several years her senior, her whole life, and been in love with him for much of it. Their actions often observed at a neutral distance, these four fully human and flawed characters navigate contemporary life, with its dating apps and worsening inequalities and horrifying quantities of plastic, in a novel that yet feels refreshingly old-fashioned. Interspersed among chapters are emails between Alice and Eileen, not uncritical but steeped in affection, in which they discuss philosophy, politics, the degradation and collapse of societies, and how one can still be concerned about beauty, sex, and friendship, let alone something as inconsequential as a novel, in light of all that. Writing with her trademark truthfulness and wit, Rooney compels with both these meta-conversations and the actions of her characters' lives: their enthralling, intimate, and consequential grappling with themselves, with one another, with desire, and with the world.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Rooney's first novel since Normal People (2019), which became a popular and award-winning Hulu series, is steadily drawing excitement. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sally Rooney is an Irish novelist. She is the author of Conversations with Friends and Normal People. She also contributed to the writing and production of the Hulu/BBC television adaptation of Normal People.

Subject: Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Friendship.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Bildungsromans.

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