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Girl

Girl

ISBN
9780571341184
Published
18/06/2020
9780571341184
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
240

About the Book

** Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2020 **
Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020

A Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the Year

I was a girl once, but not any more . . .

A young woman, barely more than a girl herself, must learn to survive with a child of her own, in a world which seems entirely consumed by madness.

As she navigates a landscape of terrors and trials, can she find a place of safety within a society blinkered by mistrust and denial?

‘Astonishing.’ New Statesman

‘Raw and transfixing.’ Observer

‘Miraculous . . . Extraordinary.’ Mail on Sunday

‘A masterpiece.’ Irish Independent

‘Mesmerising.’ Sunday Times

‘Devastating and moving.’ Daily Telegraph

** Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2020 **Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for FictionShortlisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize for Political FictionShortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020A Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the YearI was a girl once, but not any more . . .A young woman, barely more than a girl herself, must learn to survive with a child of her own, in a world which seems entirely consumed by madness. As she navigates a landscape of terrors and trials, can she find a place of safety within a society blinkered by mistrust and denial? ‘Astonishing.’ New Statesman ‘Raw and transfixing.’ Observer ‘Miraculous . . . Extraordinary.’ Mail on Sunday ‘A masterpiece.’ Irish Independent ‘Mesmerising.’ Sunday Times ‘Devastating and moving.’ Daily Telegraph
  • Edna O'Brien

    Since her debut novel The Country Girls Edna O'Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art's Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal. Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived in London for many years.

“An absolutely extraordinary, shattering novel.”
- Simon Schama
“Stunning, shocking, haunting, pitiless yet redemptive.”
- Financial Times

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