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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Eimear McBride

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

Genre
Contemporary fiction
Publishing Details:
Faber & Faber, 2014
ISBN:
978-0571317165

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