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The Lesser Bohemians (Hardcover)

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    How Eimer McBride wrote a love story that is both believable and defies reason is beyond me. I read this book in two sittings; enthralled both by her prose and by the mind of its heroine. McBride spares you neither the pain nor the joy of learning and loving another person while discovering yourself.

    — From Hannah


    Winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction
    Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award
    Shortlisted for the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize
    Shortlisted for the 2016 Bord G is Energy Irish Book Awards Eason Novel of the Year

    The breathtaking new novel from Eimear McBride, about an extraordinary, all-consuming love affair

    Eimear McBride's debut novel A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING was published in 2013 to an avalanche of praise: nominated for a host of literary awards, winner of the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction and the inaugural Goldsmith's Prize, declared by Vanity Fair to be "One of the most groundbreaking pieces of literature to come from Ireland, or anywhere, in recent years," McBride's bold, wholly original prose immediately established her as a literary force. Now, she brings her singular voice to an unlikely love story.

    One night an eighteen-year-old Irish girl, recently arrived in London to attend drama school, meets an older man - a well-regarded actor in his own right. While she is naive and thrilled by life in the big city, he is haunted by more than a few demons, and the clamorous relationship that ensues risks undoing them both.

    A captivating story of passion and innocence, joy and discovery set against the vibrant atmosphere of 1990s London over the course of a single year, THE LESSER BOHEMIANS glows with the eddies and anxieties of growing up, and the transformative intensity of a powerful new love.

    About the Author

    Eimear McBride was born in 1976 and grew up in Ireland. She currently lives in Norwich with her family. The Lesser Bohemians is her second novel.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781101903483
    ISBN-10: 1101903481
    Publisher: Hogarth Press
    Publication Date: September 20th, 2016
    Pages: 320
    Language: English