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Beautiful World, Where Are You

In Sally Rooney's captivating novel, "Beautiful World, Where Are You," we are introduced to four friends navigating the complexities of love, friendship, and the challenges of modern life.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Author: Sally Rooney
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Genre: Contemporary Fiction
  • No of Pages: 368

Summary and Reviews


In Sally Rooney's captivating novel, "Beautiful World, Where Are You," we are introduced to four friends navigating the complexities of love, friendship, and the challenges of modern life.

Alice, a successful novelist, finds herself questioning her own relationships and desires as she grapples with the expectations of others. Felix, a warehouse worker, struggles to find meaning in his life and contemplates leaving Dublin to pursue a new path. Eileen, Alice's best friend, is recovering from a breakup and seeks solace in fleeting connections and casual encounters. Simon, Alice's childhood friend, harbors unrequited feelings for her while navigating his own romantic entanglements.

As their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, the four friends confront their deepest fears and insecurities, seeking connection and understanding in a world that often feels isolating and uncertain.

"Beautiful World, Where Are You" is a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition, capturing the complexities of modern relationships and the search for meaning in a world of constant distractions and superficial connections. Rooney's prose is both sharp and sensitive, delving into the inner lives of her characters with honesty and insight.

With its relatable characters and profound observations about love, friendship, and the human experience, "Beautiful World, Where Are You" is a must-read for anyone seeking a moving and insightful exploration of the modern world.