10% off all books and free delivery over £40
Buy from our bookstore and 25% of the cover price will be given to a school of your choice to buy more books. *15% of eBooks.

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

View All Editions

£9.99 £8.99

In Stock. Same day dispatch on orders before 3pm.

Add To Wishlist
Write A Review

About

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing Synopsis

Winner of the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

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.

 

Helen Fraser, Chair of Judges, said:“An amazing and ambitious first novel that impressed the judges with its inventiveness and energy.  This is an extraordinary new voice – this novel will move and astonish the reader.”

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780571317165
Publication date: 10th April 2014
Author: Eimear McBride
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 205 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
Recommendations:

Author

Collections Featuring This Book

You Might Also Like...

Let Down Your Hair

Bryony Gordon

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Paradise

A. L. Kennedy

Ebook (Epub)

Digital. Available Immediately. Country restrictions apply.

£10.51

Nine Lives

Danielle Steel

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Where We Belong

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Paperback

Print on Demand

£15.29 £16.99

The Sealed Letter

Emma Donoghue

Paperback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£8.99 £9.99