A girl is a half-formed thing.
Publication year: 2014
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2014.
ISBN: 0571317162 9780571317165 (pbk): 7.99
Originally published: Norwich: Galley Beggar Press, 2013.
Eimear McBride's debut novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother after a tumour leaves him severely brain-damaged. 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 sensual urges 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.
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