Sally Rooney's Beautiful World, Where Are You
Review by Amanda Ellison
Beautiful World, Where Are You centres around four key characters, the most prominent of which are Eileen and Alice, both in their late 20s, who have been friends since their university days at Trinity College. Since then, their lives have followed very different trajectories: While Eileen works in a low-paid — if enjoyable — job for a Dublin-based literary magazine, Alice has rapidly found fame and fortune as a young novelist, an ascent that has resulted in her hospitalisation for burnout and depression. The novel primarily pivots around the relationship between these two young women.
The book is available for sale from 8 September.