A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing | 7 | 2020 Countdown

Welcome to Day 18 of my 2020 Book Spotlight Countdown! For more information about this series, please read my introductory post here. Today, I’m celebrating A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride!

7th of 2020

Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is Eimear McBride’s impressive debut. The protagonist (an Irish girl) offers a deep dive into her consciousness with an unfiltered narrative. Through the stream-of-consciousness style McBride employs, the reader is introduced to the protagonist’s relationship with her disabled brother, her struggles with her very religious mother, and her discovery of her own sexuality.

You can find my review (and trigger warnings for this work) here.

If you’re a fan of Virginia Woolf, James Joyce or want an introduction to contemporary Irish fiction, this is for you.

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