A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing: Adapted for the Stage (Faber Drama) (Paperback)

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McBride's inventive style that builds on the Joycean stream of consciousness and her fearless prose, jolt the reader into a challenging yet rewarding reading experience. A psychologically unsparing, chilling Bildungsroman from a brilliant Irish novelist. Not for the faint of heart.

— Erin


Winner of numerous literary awards including the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the Goldsmiths Prize, Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing plunges us into the psyche of a girl with breathtaking fury and intimacy.

Adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan for The Corn Exchange, Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2014.

About the Author

Eimear McBride grew up in the west of Ireland and studied acting at Drama Centre London. Her debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing took nine years to publish and subsequently received the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, the Goldsmiths Prize, Desmond Elliot Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, as well as numerous other shortlistings including the Folio Prize and the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award. She occasionally writes and reviews for the Guardian, the New Statesman and the TLS.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780571325795
ISBN-10: 0571325793
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: January 10th, 2017
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Faber Drama