Eimear McBride won the Bailey’s prize for her excellent first novel, A Girl is a Half Formed Thing. Her new novel, The Lesser Bohemians, has instantly become one of our favourite books of the year. Written in the author’s distinctive, breathy prose, full of fractured and scattered thoughts, the novel pulsates with a melancholic melody. Honest observations crash through a kaleidoscope of naivety as the young Irish protaganist finds herself alone in London. When she meets a beguiling older man, the full weight of her inexperience drags her into the sense of isolation that so often accompanies our first tentative, clumsy interactions with love.
Eimear is a fantastic reader of her own work, who’s uniquely styled writing has the rhythm and gentle lyricism of poetry. Come, take the weight off of your legs, and let yourself be transported into a world of wistful beauty by one of the most exciting and talented authors around.