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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Author: Eimear McBride

ISBN: 9780571317165
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 10 April 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 1.5
Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so much a stream of consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist, to read A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator's head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation.

Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit. A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing is moving, funny - and alarming. It is a book you will never forget.

Winner of the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize, shortlisted for the Folio Prize , the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, and longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize. <br...

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