There is a scene in Sally Rooney’s second novel, Normal People, which feels both small and monumental.
This is a simple choice, yet under Rooney’s subtle management, it becomes an emotional high from which to fall.
Daisy Edgar-Jones, who is playing the role of Marianne in next year’s series adaptation of Hulu and on the BBC, calls such moments “quite iconic”, a masterpiece of intimate resonance that won out like Rooney Lothet Is “the first great millennium novelist since the beginning of 2017” and Salinger for the Snapchat generation “, a conversation with friends when she was 26.
General Lou was in the US earlier this year Gon’s publication has only increased the momentum of the Irish writer: his fan base includes Jaddy Smith and Taylor Swift, his books make up dozens of think pieces, and his readings sell not only bookstores but also concert halls.
For the TV adaptation of Ordinary People, Rooney wrote the episode and was directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hetty Macdonald.
The series, like the book, spans from 2011 to 2015, which traces the ever-shifting dynamics between Conwell, played by Paul Meskall in his television debut, and Marianne, as they walk through Trinity College Dublin in high school Let’s move forward.
Rooney wrote in an email, “My favourite scenes from the book usually took the form of conversations between abandoned houses in two houses, in the apartment kitchen, and in bed.”
(New arrived from New York for a Culman Center Fellowship at the New York Public Library, where she is working on a new novel, she has not yet received a call.) “To reveal those dynamics in a new way, Excited. On-Screen. ”
Ordinary People is a complex portrait of modern love, touching class and politics, the lasting effects of trauma and the boundaries of communication, whether digital or face-to-face.
“During the stretches that they have separated, you long for them to come back to each other’s lives,” Mascall says. “I don’t know that they’re always the best for each other,” says Edgar-Jones, but there’s something about their relationship that they can’t let go of. “