A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

by Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride’s acclaimed 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 braintumor.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 227 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.44 out of 5
  • Published September 9th 2014 by Coffee House Press
  • Original Title: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing
  • ISBN: 1566893682 (ISBN13: 9781566893688)
  • Literary Awards: Dylan Thomas Prize Nominee (2014)
  • Desmond Elliott Prize (2014)
  • Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize (2013)
  • Women's Prize for Fiction (2014)
  • Specsavers National Book Award Nominee for International Author of the Year (2014) ...more Folio Prize Nominee (2014)
  • Goldsmiths Prize (2013)
  • Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award (2014)...less

Eimear McBride’s acclaimed 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 tumor. 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 and mordant wit.