View basket and checkout
Events Subscriptions Vouchers Contact

Girl

by Edna O'Brien

Hardback (unsigned) £16.99
Published 5th September 2019, 240 pages
Signed first edition £45
First edition, first printing, signed by the author
You’ll be able to choose Delivery or Click & Collect after you enter your address.
UK postage is £2.95, or free for orders over £60.

Available
online

Available soon
in Bath

Available soon
in Edinburgh

Available
in Ely

Available
in St Andrews

Description

** 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 A Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the Year Captured, abducted and married into Boko Haram, the narrator of this story witnesses and suffers the horrors of a community of men governed by a brutal code of violence. Barely more than a girl herself, she must soon learn how to survive as a woman with a child of her own. Just as the world around her seems entirely consumed by madness, bound for hell, she is offered an escape of sorts - but only into another landscape of trials and terrors amidst the unforgiving wilds of northeastern Nigeria, through the forest and beyond; a place where her traumas are met with the blinkered judgement of a society in denial. How do we love in a world that has lost its moorings? How can we comprehend the barbarism of our enemies, and learn forgiveness for atrocities committed in the name of ideology? Edna O’Brien’s new novel pierces to the heart of these questions: and the result is her masterpiece.

Details

Girl
by Edna O'Brien

ISBN
9780571341160

Publisher
Faber & Faber

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Sept. 5, 2019

Dimensions
21.6cm x 13.5cm x 1.6cm

Page count
240 pages