Eimear McBride's award-winning debut novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour.


It is a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist.


To read A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator's head, experiencing her world at first hand.

This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation.

Eimear McBride - A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing