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0571334644
Normal people / Sally Rooney
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Author: Rooney, Sally
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: AF
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780571334643
Notes:
Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege.
Ireland, Fiction
Love stories, lcsh
GNR, General, ukslc
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Total no. of loans: 1
No. of reservations: 146
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London : Faber & Faber, 2018
GBP£14.99

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A lasting friendship between Marianne & Connell from school through university to adulthood. Marianne lives in the "big house" Connell's mother cleans there employed by Marianne's. It's all about friendship, love, class, divisions, fitting in. Does it matter, do you/ can you reinvent yourself. At school Marianne doesn't fit in, at uni Connell feels he doesn't fit. Marianne has a darkness in her background from the unknown deceased father, the violence from her brother and hardness from her hardly mentioned mother. She accepts all the abuse feeling she is unworthy of love, can she ever be happy is the question she asks herself in the final pages. Is there anything she can feel good about? This won't be for everyone but I enjoyed it, For me a thought provoking read, what is that makes people "normal". "all these years they have been like two little plants sharing the same plot of soil, growing around one another, contorting to make room, taking certain unlikely positions"
08/01/19
scottcarol
Telford
Books by the same Author
0571333133
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Paperback:Conversations with friends:2018
Author: Rooney, Sally
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
321 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Enjoyable but not sure it quite merits the stream of rave reviews quite a light read
21/06/18
The reader
Bedford
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0571334660
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eBook:Normal people:2018
Author: Rooney, Sally
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (304 pages) (ePub ebook)
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More editions / formats: Hardback DAISY
0571351956
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Paperback:Mr Salary:2019
Author: Rooney, Sally
Year 2019
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
48 pages ; 16 cm (pbk)
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Large print:Conversations with friends, a novel:2019:Large print edition
Author: Rooney, Sally
Year 2019
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print edition
Publisher: ISIS
Resource type: Physical
348 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (pbk)
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