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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

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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


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