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The Lesser Bohemians

Eimear McBride

The second novel from Eimear McBride, author of the Baileys Prize winning novel, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571327881
Date Published
04.05.2017
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Summary

WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZE 2017
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BORD GAIS IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2016

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE AWARD 2017
SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017

LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD

The vibrant energy of 1990s London. A year of passion and discovery. The anxiety and intensity of new love.

An eighteen-year-old Irish girl arrives in London to study drama and falls violently in love with an older actor. While she is naive and thrilled by life in the big city, he is haunted by demons, and the clamorous relationship that ensues risks undoing them both. At once epic and exquisitely intimate, The Lesser Bohemians is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.

Critic Reviews

Confirms McBride’s status as one of our major novelists . . . the life here radiates through the pages and illuminates ours.

Guardian
Critic Reviews

Magnificently accomplished . . . It is hard to summon up adequate superlatives to describe this fierce, touching, boisterously original and life-enhancing account of what it feels like to be young, to leave home and to fall in love.

Literary Review
Critic Reviews

An unpredictable, turbulent, passionate book – remarkable for the quality of its interior life.

Observer
Critic Reviews

It broke my heart several times over . . . McBride has made something strange and beautiful.

Evening Standard
Critic Reviews

There’s an openness, an inclusivity, a distinct lack of God-almightyness, that makes reading her such a pleasure . . . A writer for whom language is an end not a means, a beginning not an end.

Jeanette Winterson, New York Times Book Review
EimearMcBride

Eimear McBride grew up in the west of Ireland and trained at Drama Centre London. Her first novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing took nine years to find a publisher and subsequently received a number of awards, including the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, and the Goldsmiths Prize. Her second novel The…

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