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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (10 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571317162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571317165
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 225 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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