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The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride

The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride

Title: The Lesser Bohemians

Author:  Eimear McBride

ISBN:  9780571327850

Weight:  791 g

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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

The second novel from the author of one of the most memorable debuts of recent years, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.

An eighteen-year-old Irish girl arrives in London to study drama and falls violently in love with an older actor.  This older man has a disturbing past that the young girl is unprepared for.  The young girl has a troubling past of her own.  This is her story and their story.

The Lesser Bohemians is about sexual passion.  It is about innocence and the loss of it.  At once epic and exquisitely intimate, it is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.

Peer & Press Reviews

The richly detailed portrayal of drug-fuelled parties in chaotic bedsits is partly a hymn to a vanishing London’s seedier past.  McBride’s convulsively lyrical style, inspired by James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, abandons grammatical convention for searing impressionism.  Her prose works a stunning magic.

Anthony Cummins, Metro

McBride is one of the most exciting literary talents to emerge in the last few years.

The Financial Times

There’s no sense either that this magnificent, sex-soused, innocence-to-experience rollercoaster might have been a difficult second novel.  McBride’s extraordinary stream-of-consciousness style powers us along.

Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Lesser Bohemians
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes:

International Dublin Literary Award 2018 – shortlist

James Tait Black Prize 2017 – winner

RSL Encore Award 2017 – shortlist

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 – longlist

Goldsmiths Prize 2016 – shortlist

Book Stats
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9780571327850
ISBN 10: 0571327850
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 312
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 162 x 31mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: JMA Photography
Jacket design: StudioHelen
Jacket illustrations: Dover Books

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