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Edna O'Brien has written more than twenty works of fiction. She is the recipient of many awards, ... Read More

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Edna O'Brien has written more than twenty works of fiction. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal, the Frank O'Connor Prize and the PEN/Nabokov Award For Achievement in International Literature. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, she has lived in London for many years.** 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 TelegraphThe new novel by the legendary Edna O'Brien, author of The Country Girls.An absolutely extraordinary, shattering novel.Stunning, shocking, haunting, pitiless yet redemptive.Strikingly brave . . . it is the sheer beauty of O'Brien's prose that makes this novel superb.A book that demands to be read and won't be forgotten.Really and truly extraordinary . . . a work of towering humanity and enduring literary value; a hard and beautiful miracle.A novel of profound and ever-renewing empathy and grace.A masterclass of precision.A scorching fever dream of a novel.Hypnotic, lyrical and pulsating with dark energy, Girl is a masterful study of human evil by a writer who is still getting better. It will blast you with its searing, savage beauty.O'Brien really has entered the heart of this girl [and] arrived at some essence of what it is to be vulnerable, female and young.

Product Details

Title: Girl
Author: Edna O'Brien
SKU: BK0468514
EAN: 9780571341184

About Author

Edna O'Brien has written more than twenty works of fiction. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal, the Frank O'Connor Prize, the PEN/Nabokov Award For Achievement in International Literature, and the David Cohen Prize for Literature. In 2021, Edna O'Brien was awarded the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She is currently writing a play, Joyce's Women, for the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, to mark the centenary of the publication of Ulysses. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, she has lived in London for many years.

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