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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

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At once epic and exquisitely intimate, The Lesser Bohemians is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.

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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017. SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016. The vibrant energy of 1990s London. A year of passion and discovery. The anxiety and intensity of new love. An eighteen-year-old Irish girl arrives in London to study drama and falls violently in love with an older actor. While she is naive and thrilled by life in the big city, he is haunted by demons, and the clamorous relationship that ensues risks undoing them both.

About the Author

Eimear McBride was born in 1976 in Liverpool to Northern Irish parents. Aged two she and her family returned to Ireland and her childhood was mostly spent in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. At fourteen they moved again to Castlebar, Co Mayo. In 1994, at seventeen, she went to London and spent the next three years studying acting at Drama Centre. Much of her twenties were spent temping and travelling. At twenty-seven she wrote A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. It won the 2013 Goldsmiths Prize, was shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize and was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014. She moved to Cork in 2006, and Norwich in 2011, where she currently lives with her husband and daughter. She is working on her second novel.

In 2014 Eimear McBride's novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing was awarded the inaugural Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

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Publication date

4th May 2017


Eimear McBride

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Faber & Faber


320 pages


Literary Fiction
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