Book published by Newmag. The cover is hard. Connell and Marianna grew up in the same small, provincial town, but that is the end of the story. At school, Connell is famous and loved, and Marianna is alone. But once they start a conversation, their lives change. A year later, they are both in Trinity College, Dublin. Marianna enters a new social environment, while Connell plays a secondary role as a timid and indecisive teenager. At university, Marianna and Connell are sometimes together, but often obsessed with others. They are attracted to each other like a magnet because they feel an irresistible attachment. However, Marianna sets out on a path of self-destruction, and Connell begins to search for the meaning of life in his career. Both Marianna and Connell have to decide for themselves what to sacrifice in their lives for the sake of a loved one. Sally Rooney (born 1991) is an Irish writer and screenwriter living in Dublin. He started his career publishing in literary magazines. His first novel, Conversations with Friends, was published in 2017. A year later, the novel "Normal People" was published. The romance is based on the story of the two main characters in Rooney's "Hospital". In July 2018, the novel "Normal People" was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, in the same year it was recognized as "Irish Novel of the Year". In 2019, he won the Costa Novel Awards in the "Novel" category. Nominated for Dylan Thomas and Women's Literary Awards. Based on the novel, the TV series "Normal People" was shot in 2020. 320 pages.