by Eimear McBride - £8.99 Faber & Faber (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780571317165 | ISBN 10: 0571317162
WINNER OF THE 2014 BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
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.
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