None of This Is Serious

by Catherine Prasifka

$33

A sharp and addictive modern debut set in Dublin, about female friendship and our obsession with being online - from an exciting new voice in Irish fiction.

'Extraordinary' - Naoise Dolan
'Seriously good' - Louise Nealon

Dublin student life is ending for Sophie and her friends. They've got everything figured out, and Sophie feels left behind as they all start to go their separate ways. She's overshadowed by her best friend Grace. She's been in love with Finn for as long as she's known him. And she's about to meet Rory, who's suddenly available to her online.

At a party, what was already unstable completely falls apart and Sophie finds herself obsessively scrolling social media, waiting for something (anything) to happen.

None of This Is Serious is about the uncertainty and absurdity of being alive today. It's about balancing the real world with the online, and the vulnerabilities in yourself, your relationships, your body. At its heart, this is a novel about the friendships strong enough to withstand anything.

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 288 Pages
Imprint: Canongate Trade
Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9781838855529

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