Winner of the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, McBride’s powerful first novel is narrated in a splintery syntax reminiscent of Joyce. The voice is utterly McBride’s, though, as she channels the experience of an Irish girl with more than her share of troubles, from a father who abandons the family to an uncle who abuses her, to the final catastrophe, her brother’s brain tumor. (Coffee House Press)
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