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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

(2013)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book
Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2014

Winner of The Desmond Elliot Prize 2014

Winner of the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize 2013

Winner of the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2014

Shortlisted for the inaugural Folio Prize 2014

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing is an unforgettable novel from a major new literary talent. 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. It is a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings, and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist.

The author's spellbinding reading illuminates every nuance of the text with feeling and sympathy. The listener enters the narrator's head, experiencing her world at first hand. This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation.


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Praise for this book

"A virtuosie debut: subversive, passionate, and darkly alchemical. Read it and be changed." - Eleanor Catton


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September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
ISBN: 1-56689-368-2 / 978-1-56689-368-8 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
ISBN: 1-4767-8902-9 / 978-1-4767-8902-6 (USA edition)
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing: Adapted for the Stage (Faber Drama)
Author(s): Eimear McBride
ISBN: 0-571-32579-3 / 978-0-571-32579-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
ISBN: 1-4767-8903-7 / 978-1-4767-8903-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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1859 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Eimear McBride
ISBN: 1-101-90343-0 / 978-1-101-90343-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
ISBN: 0-571-31716-2 / 978-0-571-31716-5 (UK edition)
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
ISBN: 0-571-31966-1 / 978-0-571-31966-4 (UK edition)
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April 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
ISBN: 0-571-32124-0 / 978-0-571-32124-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
ISBN: 0-9571853-2-4 / 978-0-9571853-2-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: GALLEY BEGGAR PRESS
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Eimear McBride
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Eimear McBride
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
ISBN: 0-571-32155-0 / 978-0-571-32155-1 (UK edition)
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing: Adapted for the Stage (Faber Drama)
Author(s): Eimear McBride
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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August 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Eimear McBride
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   


April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2013 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
Publisher: Text Publishing
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