Since the model Kaia Gerber invited us to read it in her reading club on her Instagram account, Sally Rooney’s recommended novel “normal people”, it has been one of the most searched-for books in recent days. We tell you everything about your author, the book’s next TV adaptation and why we love this novel.
Born in Castlebar, Ireland, in 1991, Sally Rooney studied English at Trinity College Dublin, where she was elected scholar in 2011. After that, he began a master’s degree in politics, which did not finish, but did graduate in American Literature. She later became a key speaker at the European University’s Debate Championship and eventually discovered that her passion was to write and decided to become a writer, debuting in 2017 with her first novel “Conversation with Friends”.An sharp and intelligent novel about two college students and the strange and unexpected connection they forge with a married couple. The novel caused so much furore among younger readers that it was even adapted for television by the BBC.
She has been compared to Lena Dunham as the “voice of a generation”. In a much more literary way, Rooney’s prosa is lighter but totally immersive, with emotionally opaque characters, reflecting the mixture of apathy and yearning for connection that has come to define much of contemporary life.
Following the success of her first book, Rooney surprised us with his second novel “Normal People”. A youthful drama that, set mainly in the sombre, dark and student Dublin that he knows so well, and has the same witty dialogues and a game watched delicately with feelings, often anxious, as well as interesting interludes of sex, surprisingly graphic and passionately intimate.
“Normal People” tells the story of Marianne Sheridan and Connell Waldron, who met when they were teenagers in County Sligo, Ireland. Both are outstanding students, stars in their studies, but Marianne is a character raised between material wealth and emotional poverty by her widowed mother, a lawyer who apparently considers the aggressive behavior of men, including her deceased and abuser husband.Meanwhile, Connell, a lower middle class, lives across town with her single mother, who had her in her teens and who works as a cleaning woman for the Sheridans. Ironically, Connell has been better educated by his mother, a wonderful woman who, however, did not have access to better training because of her origin and birth.
This second novel by the successful writer will also be adapted for television by directors Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie McDonald and will star Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal as Connell. In fact, the Hulu platform has already announced that it will be released on April 20 in the US. 26 April in the UK. We are looking forward to your arrival on Spanish screens. You can’t miss it.