Paperback Girl / Edna O'Brien.
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0571341187 9780571341184 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2019.
The new novel by the legendary Edna O'Brien, author of The Country Girls (dramatised on BBC Radio 4 in August 2019). 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. ** Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2020 **Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for FictionShortlisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize for Political FictionShortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020A Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the YearI 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
320 pages ; 20 cm