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Girl by Edna O'Brien (paperback)


Author: Enda O'Brien

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I was a girl once, but not any more. 

So begins Edna O'Brien's majestic new novel, Girl. It is a brutal story of incarceration, horror, and hunger; an escape into the further terrors of the forest; and a descent into the labyrinthine bureaucracy and hostility that awaits a girl who returns home with a child blighted through enemy blood. How do we survive and keep love alive in a barbaric and unforgiving world?

​Edna O’Brien has written more than twenty works of fiction, most recently The Little Red Chairs, which garnered rave reviews across the world. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal, and the Frank O’Connor Prize. 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

Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the Year

  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • Product dimensions : 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber; Main edition (18 Jun. 2020)
  • Language: : English