We could not be more excited to announce that FSG will be publishing Sally Rooney’s new novel, BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU, this Fall!
Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a break-up and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young—but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?
“BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU is extraordinary for its compassion, humor, and lyrical delight. It’s extraordinary for the vitality of its characters and for the way it pushes so many contemporary buttons with deadeye accuracy and feeling,” Mitzi Angel, Publisher of FSG, says. “Sally Rooney asks questions about things we hold dear: money, love, beauty, truth, success, God, the internet, art, and goodness itself. She shows us how precarious things are and how precious life is. I’m enormously grateful to be working with her again.”
BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally Rooney | ISBN 9780374602604 | On sale 9/7/21