Literature

Sally Rooney: Normal People with Emma Straub

Presented by Books Are Magic in association with Irish Arts Center

Details

FREE 1 hr
Date(s)

Tue, Apr 16, 2019

7:30pm

Contact

718-246-2665 
hello@booksaremagic.net


Location

Please note that this event does not take place at IAC or Books Are Magic. The venue is First Unitarian Congregational Society, 119 Pierrepoint Street in Brooklyn.

Overview

Brooklyn's beloved Books Are Magic, in association with Irish Arts Center, presents an evening with Sally Rooney, who reads from and discusses her new novel with Emma Straub.



About Normal People

At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers—one they are determined to conceal.

A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.

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