A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

by Eimear McBride

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 21/10/2013

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This incredible debut novel 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.

Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit. A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is moving, funny - and alarming. It is a book you will never forget.

Winner, Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, United Kingdom, 2014
Winner, Goldsmiths Prize, United Kingdom, 2013
Winner, Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, Ireland, 2014 
Winner, Desmond Elliott Prize, United Kingdom, 2014 
Shortlisted, Folio Prize, 2014 
Longlisted, Guardian First Book Award, United Kingdom, 2013

ISBN:
9781922182234
9781922182234
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
21-10-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Text Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
198x127x21mm
Weight:
0.26kg
Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride is the author of two novels: The Lesser Bohemians (James Tait Black Memorial Prize) and A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, Irish Novel of the Year, the Goldsmiths Prize, and others).

She was the inaugural creative fellow at the Beckett Research Centre, University of Reading and occasionally writes for the Guardian, TLS, New Statesman and the Irish Times.

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