A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

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Tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour.
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This is the winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Kerry Group Irish Novel of the year award. It is the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize. Eimear McBride's debut 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.

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SKU GOR005704019
Title A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Author By (author) Eimear McBride
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0571317162
ISBN 13 9780571317165
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Goldsmiths Prize 2013. Shortlisted for Los Angeles Times Book Prizes: Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2015. Shortlisted for Folio Prize 2014. Shortlisted for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

This is the winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Kerry Group Irish Novel of the year award. It is the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize. Eimear McBride's debut 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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005704019
Title A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Author By (author) Eimear McBride
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0571317162
ISBN 13 9780571317165
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Goldsmiths Prize 2013. Shortlisted for Los Angeles Times Book Prizes: Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2015. Shortlisted for Folio Prize 2014. Shortlisted for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.