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'Normal People' Appeals Across Genders And Generations

Sally Rooney avoids a sophomore slump with Normal People, a will-they-won't-they love story with sympathetic protagonists whose lives are complicated by economic uncertainty and class differences.
Source: Beth Novey

Such heaps of praise have piled up for Irish writer Sally Rooney, there's a danger of suffocation from avalanching expectations. At 28, the Trinity College Dublin graduate has published two novels, Conversations with Friends (2017) and Normal People, both to the sort of excitement that more typically greets new hand-held electronic devices.

I'm happy to report that Rooney's novels exciting hand-held devices — new books that bring a 21st century perspective on insecurity to the coming-of-age narrative. is a compulsive, psychologically astute

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