A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
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. 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 at first hand.
This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation. You can watch Eimear talking about her work here
- Publishing Details:
- Faber & Faber, 2014