Strange Hotel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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5.2 X 7.8 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Eimear McBride is the author of the novels The Lesser Bohemians (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize) and A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing (winner of the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, the Goldsmiths Prize, and others). She was the inaugural creative fellow at the Beckett Research Centre, University of Reading, and occasionally writes for The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, and The Irish Times.


Advance Praise for Strange Hotel

"No writer currently working excites me more than Eimear McBride--in her writing of the body, in her radical reimagining of the sentence, in her invention of new intimacies. Nothing else feels so fresh, so radically new. Strange Hotel challenges and expands my sense of what art can do. Each of McBride's novels feels like an event--not just in English-language literature but in the English language itself. "
--Garth Greenwell, author of Cleanness and What Belongs to You

"In Strange Hotel, a nameless woman's voyage through a string of hotel rooms gradually reveals an inner world of striking tumult and depth, as her meditations draw her, and us, deeper into the unsettled tides of her own past. Eimear McBride has created a powerfully hypnotic novel of consciousness, one that traces the intricacies of thought and memory in prose so thrilling, so dagger-sharp, it makes the heart race."
--Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel

"A load-bearing beam of a book carrying a whole mansion (or possibly hotel) of meaning. It gives you the almost eerie sense of reading a future classic, but is also a novel reaching back into many byways and private roads of world literature."
--Sebastian Barry, The Guardian

Praise for A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

"Blazingly daring ... [McBride's] prose is a visceral throb ... [Her] language plunges us into the center of experiences that are often raw, unpleasant, frightening, but also vital."
--James Wood, The New Yorker

"[A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing] is, in all respects, a heresy--which is to say, Lord above, it's a future classic."
--Joshua Cohen, The New York Times Book Review

Praise for The Lesser Bohemians

"The Lesser Bohemians is a full-on sensory experience--and another superlative achievement."
--The Wall Street Journal