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Intermezzo: Exclusive Edition

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 24/09/2024
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A beautifully written novel about the relationship between two brothers after the death of their father. Rooney, once again, provides us with her nuanced a... READ MORE
Ronnie, Bluewater Bookseller
Sally Rooney’s Magnum Opus
With Intermezzo, Sally Rooney once again tackles what it means to love. Following brothers Ivan and Peter, grief-stricken after the death of their father, ... READ MORE
Luke Hartigan


From Sally Rooney―author of Normal People and Conversations With Friends―an exquisitely written, poignant novel of two brothers grieving the death of their father. Exploring love, despair, hope and with a remarkably perceptive study of the internal depths of character, this is Rooney at her very best.


Exclusive Edition including the short story, 'Colour & Light', & exclusive endpapers - a Standard Edition is also available

Aside from the fact that they are brothers, Peter and Ivan Koubek seem to have little in common.

Peter is a Dublin lawyer in his thirties – successful, competent and apparently unassailable. But in the wake of their father’s death, he’s medicating himself to sleep and struggling to manage his relationships with two very different women – his enduring first love Sylvia, and Naomi, a college student for whom life is one long joke.

Ivan is a twenty-two-year-old competitive chess player. He has always seen himself as socially awkward, a loner, the antithesis of his glib elder brother. Now, in the early weeks of his bereavement, Ivan meets Margaret, an older woman emerging from her own turbulent past, and their lives become rapidly and intensely intertwined.

For two grieving brothers and the people they love, this is a new interlude – a period of desire, despair and possibility – a chance to find out how much one life might hold inside itself without breaking.

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571393565
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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Sally Rooney's best novel yet
Oh Sally you are so good at breaking hearts
Violet Daniels