IBNA- A New York Times Bestseller, ‘Normal People: A Novel’ (2019) by young Irish author and screenwriter Sally Rooney has been translated into Persian and published.
The acclaimed book which adopts the method of stream of consciousness has been translated into Persian by Maryam Nafisi Raad and released by Shani Publishing in 519 pages and 1000 copies.
Synopsis of ‘Normal People’ reads: “Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation—awkward but electrifying—something life changing begins.
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.
Sally Rooney’s novel is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t.