normal people

  • Connell et Marianne ont grandi dans la même ville d'Irlande. Il est le garçon en vue du lycée, elle est la solitaire un peu maladroite. Pourtant, l'étincelle se produit : le fils de la femme de ménage et l'intello hautaine connaissent ensemble leur premier amour.

    Un an plus tard, alors que Marianne s'épanouit au Trinity College de Dublin, Connell s'acclimate mal à la vie universitaire.

    Un jour, tout est léger, irrésistible ; le lendemain, le drame pointe et les sentiments vacillent.

    Entre eux, le jeu vient tout juste de commencer.

    Sally Rooney réussit le tour de force de donner une dimension unique et universelle à cette histoire. Porté par des dialogues saisissants de justesse, Normal People est un roman magistral sur la jeunesse, l'amitié, le sexe, sur les errances affectives et intellectuelles d'une génération qui n'a plus le droit de rêver, mais qui s'entête à espérer.

    Traduit de l'anglais (Irlande) par Stéphane Roques.

  • Karen Bender's powerfully affecting first novel has garnered remarkable early attention. Portions of the novel have been published in THE NEW YORKER, GRANTA, and STORY magazine. An excerpt chosen for THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Annie Proulx was recorded by Joanne Woodward and aired on NPR's SELECTED SHORTS. /> A tour de force of literary craft and emotional resonance, LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE charts a family constellation that revolves around an off-kilter center: Lena, who is forty-eight but mentally locked in childhood. Moving deftly between present and past, the novel follows Lena's day-long escape from her residential home with her troubled twelve-year-old niece. While this odd couple takes refuge on a honky-tonk southern California beach, Lena’s widowed mother, Ella, goes in search of them. In the process, Ella relives her own life's dreams and disappointments: her marriage to a sweet, loving shoe salesman; her discovery of Lena's handicap and her aching attempts to give her daughter a "normal" childhood. For so long, Lena has been the focus of Ella's world. When Lena at last finds approximate normalcy -- by marrying a man much like herself -- Ella must contend with letting her daughter go. /> Covering three entire lifetimes in the course of one day, LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE is tender, often hilarious, and deeply moving. Bender brilliantly enters into the consciousness of three women at very different stages of life, each on a private search for love and acceptance. LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE is a novel about desire, about what constitutes normality, and, most poignantly, about the ways in which a family finds its strength in the face of adversity.

  • From entrepreneur Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, an eye-opening look at how new technologies are erasing millions of jobs before our eyes-and a rallying cry for the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy.
    The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of unemployment. Not in the distant future--now. One recent estimate predicts 13 million American workers will lose their jobs within the next seven years-jobs that won't be replaced. In a future marked by restlessness and chronic unemployment, what will happen to American society?
    In The War on Normal People, Andrew Yang paints a dire portrait of the American economy. Rapidly advancing technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and automation software are making millions of Americans' livelihoods irrelevant. The consequences of these trends are already being felt across our communities in the form of political unrest, drug use, and other social ills. The future looks dire-but is it unavoidable?
    In The War on Normal People, Yang imagines a different future -- one in which having a job is distinct from the capacity to prosper and seek fulfillment. At this vision's core is Universal Basic Income, the concept of providing all citizens with a guaranteed income-and one that is rapidly gaining popularity among forward-thinking politicians and economists. Yang proposes that UBI is an essential step toward a new, more durable kind of economy, one he calls "human capitalism."

  • Unlock the more straightforward side of Normal People, the book that became the popular serie of the same name, with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!
    This engaging summary presents an analysis of Normal People by Sally Rooney, which traces the on-off relationship between Connell and Marianne as they go through high school and then university together. Their relationship is threatened first by Connell's reluctance to be seen with Marianne, who is an outcast at their school, and then by the class divide between them, but their connection never truly fades and they repeatedly find themselves drawn back together. As the follow-up to Sally Rooney's acclaimed debut novel Conversations with Friends, Normal People was one of the most anticipated books of 2018. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018 and won `Best Novel' at the Costa Book Awards in the same year.
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