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Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride

Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride
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Title: Strange Hotel

Author:  Eimear McBride

ISBN:  9780571355143

Weight:  639g

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Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

From the multi-award-winning author of the literary phenomenon A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing.

At the mid-point of her life a woman enters an Avignon hotel room.  She’s been here once before – but while the room hasn’t changed, she is a different person now.

Forever caught between check-in and check-out, she will go on to occupy other hotel rooms, from Prague to Oslo, Auckland to Austin, each as anonymous as the last, but bound by rules of her choosing.  There, amid the detritus of her travels, the matchbooks, cigarettes, keys and room-service wine, she will negotiate with memory, with the men she sometimes meets, and with what it might mean to return home.

Peer & Press Reviews

Strange Hotel already has the stamp of immortality on it. A deep dissection of desire and aloneness, in its familiarity and strangeness, it seems even newer and more radical than McBride’s previous novels.  As Anne Enright has said, she is something of a genius.

Sebastian Barry

You don’t read a McBride novel so much as inhabit it for a brief, intense period; you are given the key-card to her characters’ minds, and suffer their grief and pain with them.

Guardian

Nothing else feels so fresh, so radically new.  Strange Hotel challenges and expands my sense of what art can do.

Garth Greenwell

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Strange Hotel
Author
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
Book Stats
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9780571355143
ISBN 10 0571355145
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 149
Size (h x w x d) 206 x 136 x 20mm
Design Credits
Author photograph Sophie Bassouls
Design Faber
Jacket photograph Tereza, Chichester Cathedral © Eva Vermandel

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