A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing (Paperback)
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WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE Eimear McBride's award-winning debut novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. It is 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 at first hand. This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571317165
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 13 mm
Edition: Main

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“A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing”

A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing is an utterly astonishing novel. The style is fractured and fragmented, depicting our protagonist's (un)conscious experience of her life. Once you tune into this unique voice, this... More

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Anonymous
26th February 2014
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“My new favourite book”

This was a book I initially read as part of an Irish literature course at uni but it is honestly one of my new favourite books. It took me a few re-reads of the first couple of chapters to really get to grips with the... More

Paperback edition
6th June 2014
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“A stunning and dark look at girlhood”

Eimear McBride's debut novel astonishing took years to find it's publisher, but swiftly won heaping praise on its release, including winning the Bailey's prize. Some may be put off by the shock of its... More

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16th May 2015
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