A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

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WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE

KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD

WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE

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. It is 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.

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A virtuosic debut: subversive, passionate, and darkly alchemical. Read it and be changed. -- Eleanor Catton

Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius, in that she writes truth-spilling, uncompromising and brilliant prose. -- Anne Enright, Guardian

Ten pages in and all the bells start ringing. It explodes into your chest. -- Caitlin Moran

A life told from deep down inside, beautiful, harrowing, and ultimately rewarding the way only a brilliant work of literature can be. -- Michael Chabon

An instant classic account of Irish girlhood that has catapulted McBride into the front rank of modern fiction., Observer

Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality. -- David Collard, Times Literary Supplement

A remarkable, harshly satisfying first novel. -- Adam Mars-Jones, London Review of Books

It is... a narrative to read aloud as the images shatter and explode. -- Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing pushes the boundaries of the novel form... The broken sentences are the narrator's experience of a brutal world she is attempting to negotiate in staggers and fragments... each beautiful phrase McBride writes goes straight to the gut. -- Gaby Wood, Telegraph

This singular experiment of a novel, is turning into this year's sleeper hit., Metro

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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride is an award-winning experimental debut novel, which tells the story of a young woman's traumatic coming-of-age in rural Ireland, as she struggles with her abusive family and clings to her relationship with her terminally ill brother.

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