We are temporarily only able to ship Faber Shop orders to addresses in the UK.
** 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
By the author of The Country Girls.
Edna O'Brien tells her story with such compassion and understanding that the very disturbing events she re-lives are uplifting - and unforgettable. An utterly unique achievement.
By an extraordinary act of imagination we are transported into the inner world of a girl who, after brutal abuse, escapes and with dogged persistence begins to rebuild her life. Girl is a courageous book about a courageous spirit.
We should celebrate Edna O’Brien for the skill with which she makes us care.
A novel of profound and ever-renewing empathy and grace - a parable on the complex subject of human redemption. Its verbal funds are clear and transporting and unforgettable; its dramatic resources vast.
Girl broke me in two. It is a work of towering humanity and enduring literary value; a hard and beautiful miracle.
‘Girl is simultaneously a must-read and almost unreadable; a harrowing distillation of the story of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria.’
Browse a selection of books we think you might also like, with genre matches and a few wildcards thrown in.