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- Winner of Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (Fiction) 2014; Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (First Fiction) 2014; Short-listed for Dylan Thomas Prize (Literary Excellence) 2014
- Coffee House Press
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"A jolting, unforgettable voice. . . . A novel both formally innovative and psychologically unsparing."--New York Times "It is, in all respects, a heresy--which is to say, Lord above, it's a Future Classic"--New York Times, Sunday Book Review "A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing is indeed conventional in places, but in most respects the novel is blazingly daring . . . [McBride's] prose is a visceral throb, and the sentences run meanings together to produce a kind of compression in which words, freed from the tedious march of sequence, seem to want to merge with one another, as paint and musical notes can. The results are thrilling, and also thrillingly efficient."--The New Yorker "Be prepared to be blown away by this raw, visceral, brutally intense neomodernist first novel . . . readers can't help but be pulled into the vortex of this devastating, ferociously original debut."--NPR "It was a really astonishing book. We felt that from the first time we read it--it stood out from the crowd. . . . It's incredibly original. It has a raw energy we all responded to. It has real lyrical qualities even though the subject matter can sometimes be so shocking."--BBC "A life told from deep down inside, beautiful, harrowing, and ultimately rewarding the way only a brilliant work of literature can be."--Michael Chabon "This is brave, dizzying, risk-taking fiction of the highest order."--Minneapolis Star Tribune "Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is simply a brilliant book--entirely emotionally raw and at the same time technically astounding. Her prose is as haunting and moving as music, and the love story at the heart of the novel--between a sister and brother--as true and wrenching as any in literature. This is a book about everything: family, faith, sex, home, transcendence, violence, and love. I can't recommend it highly enough."--Elizabeth McCracken "a heartbreaking but stunning read, a portrait of suffering barely visible under cloudy water."--Chicago Tribune ." . . powerful debut novel . . . Those who persevere through this challenging story will have read something unforgettable."--Publishers Weekly, "Pick of the Week" "McBride calls to mind both Joyce and Stein in her syntax and mechanics, but she brings her own emotional range to the table, as well. . . . open-minded readers (specifically those not put off by the unusual language structure) will be surprised, moved and awed by this original novel . . . This is exhilarating fiction from a voice to watch."--Kirkus, Starred Review "A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a gorgeously odd novel. . . . McBride's style, which she has called an attempt to capture 'the moment just before language becomes formatted thought, ' is the most remarkable aspect of the book."--NPR "What is fascinating here, and what should induct the novel into a more enduring canon of women's writing, is that McBride never self-censors when engaging with the pain, the abjection, and the desperation generated out of situations in which a woman is granted little more than her body and her words to use as weapons within imbalanced power structures."--The Los Angeles Review of Books "[W]ritten in a Joycean stream of consciousness with an Irish lilt, and sentence fragments transmit the pervasive sense of urgency, of thoughts spinning faster than the tongue can speak . . . an unforgettable novel."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "A virtuosic debut: subversive, passionate, and darkly alchemical. Read it and be changed."--Eleanor Catton "Undeniably, gut-punchingly beautiful."--The Austin Chronicle "It is always a wonderful and satisfying thing to hear that an unknown debut author has won a major prize for writing. . . . And when the news that the unknown writer winning the big prize is being published in the United
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Eimear McBride was born in 1976 and grew up in the west of Ireland. At twenty-seven she wrote A Girl is a Half-formed Thing and spent the next nine years trying to have it published. In 2013 it was the recipient of the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize. She currently lives in the UK with her husband and daughter.