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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
The dazzling, fearless debut novel that the New York Times hails as "a future classic".

In scathing, furious, unforgettable prose, Eimear McBride tells the story of a young girl's devastating adolescence as she and her brother, who suffers from a brain tumor, struggle for a semblance of normalcy in the shadow of sexual abuse, denial, and chaos at home. Plunging listeners inside the psyche of a girl isolated by her own dangerously confusing sexuality, pervading guilt, and unrelenting trauma, McBride's writing carries echoes of Joyce, O'Brien, and Woolf.

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is a revelatory work of fiction, a novel that instantly takes its place in the canon.


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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)
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing
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ISBN: 1-4767-8903-7 / 978-1-4767-8903-3 (USA edition)
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-101-90343-0 / 978-1-101-90343-8 (USA 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: 0-571-31716-2 / 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
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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)
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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)
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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
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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
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, 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
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April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Author(s): Eimear McBride
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