by O’Brien, Edna | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 240 pages
** 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
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020
A Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the Year
I was a girl once, but not any more . . .
A young woman, barely more than a girl herself, must learn to survive with a child of her own, in a world which seems entirely consumed by madness. As she navigates a landscape of terrors and trials, can she find a place of safety within a society blinkered by mistrust and denial? ‘Astonishing.’ New Statesman’Raw and transfixing.’ Observer’Miraculous . . . Extraordinary.’ Mail on Sunday’A masterpiece.’ Irish Independent’Mesmerising.’ Sunday Times’Devastating and moving.’ Daily Telegraph