Strange Hotel (Hardback)
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Strange Hotel (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 06/02/2020
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McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing swept all before it six years ago and now Strange Hotel looks set to cause a literary similar sensation with its delicately poised narrative of a woman caught between multiple hotel rooms and the rich, emotive memories that they provoke. Written with singular lyrical power, Strange Hotel is a gorgeous, elegant novella about the anonymous spaces that come to define us.

From the multi-award-winning author of the literary phenomenon A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing.

At the mid-point of her life a woman enters an Avignon hotel room. She's been here once before - but while the room hasn't changed, she is a different person now. Forever caught between check-in and check-out, she will go on to occupy other hotel rooms, from Prague to Oslo, Auckland to Austin, each as anonymous as the last, but bound by rules of her choosing.

There, amid the detritus of her travels, the matchbooks, cigarettes, keys and room-service wine, she will negotiate with memory, with the men she sometimes meets, and with what it might mean to return home.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571355143
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 251 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A powerful demonstration of her ability to marshal words to peerless effect…a finely controlled, complex and emotionally absorbing novel.' - The Financial Times

'Richly written and wholly absorbing.' - The Daily Telegraph

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“An ambiguous journey....”

Eimear McBride’s unique style of writing takes you on a journey from stream-of-consciousness and experimentalism to playing with form and her grammar-frantic logic.

‘Strange Hotel’ opens up when a woman enters the... More

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Helpful? Upvote 52

“Different.”

A short read at only 149 pages, this book is written by the well known author of A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing.
An unnamed woman enters an unnamed hotel room in Avignon. She has been in this very room in her younger... More

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Amalia Gkavea

“A big No from me.”

Unfortunately, this novella failed to speak to my heart. An endless ''chapter'' of a woman's musings on sex, alcoholism, sex, men and did I mention sex? It leads nowhere, I failed to discover... More

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