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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing - A Novel

Eimear McBride

The dazzling, fearless debut novel that won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the book 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 readers 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.

The dazzling, fearless debut novel that won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the book 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 readers 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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The dazzling, fearless debut novel that won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the book 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 readers 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.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:45


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:20