Title: Beautiful World, Where Are You (Extract)
Author: Sally Rooney
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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?
I’m not one to download extracts of books and when I requested Beautiful World, Where Are You By Sally Rooney I genuinely believed I was requesting a full copy of the book. Alas, I just got a teaser.
From what I read in chapter one you an expect a typical Sally Rooney story. Complex characters, difficult relationship, quirky basis for a story. And yes I will buy a copy of it when it comes out but there isn’t really a lot that I can say about it. I do wish Sally Rooney would use speech marks though.
Beautiful World, Where Are You By Sally Rooney is available from 7th September 2021.
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