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The Resource A Girl is a half-formed thing, Eimear McBride

A Girl is a half-formed thing, Eimear McBride

Label
A Girl is a half-formed thing
Title
A Girl is a half-formed thing
Statement of responsibility
Eimear McBride
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Winner of the 2013 Goldsmith Prize."Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality."-The Times Literary Supplement"An instant classic."-The Guardian"It's hard to imagine another narrative that would justify this way of telling, but perhaps McBride can build another style from scratch for another style of story. That's a project for another day, when this little book is famous."-London Review of Books"A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is simply a brilliant book-entirely emotionally raw and atthe 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"My discovery of the year was Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing."-Eleanor CattonEimear McBride's acclaimed debut tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumor, touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma.Eimear McBride was born in1976 and grew up in Ireland. At twenty-seven she wrote A Girl is a Half-formed Thing and spent the next nine years trying to have it published"--
Summary
A story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumor, touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2014.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10262134
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McBride, Eimear
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.C337
LC item number
G57 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Brain
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Family Life
Target audience
adult
Label
A Girl is a half-formed thing, Eimear McBride
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20265944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781566893688
Lccn
2014006994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(DLC)BK0014471210
Label
A Girl is a half-formed thing, Eimear McBride
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20265944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781566893688
Lccn
2014006994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(DLC)BK0014471210

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