*The Sunday Times and Global number one bestseller* *Winner of Novel of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards* *A Book of the Year in The Times, the Guardian, the Irish Times and the Financial Times* 'A tour de force.' Anne Enright, Guardian 'Rooney's best novel yet.' Brandon Taylor, New York Times 'Get ready to have your heart broken all over again.' Red 'The book moved me to tears more than once.' The Times 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 worry about sex and friendship and the times they live in. Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?