Eimear McBride: ‘Women are really angry. I feel a deep, burning sense of injustice at the way women are treated’

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Her modernist debut explored the trauma of a young woman, while her latest novel examines the loneliness of middle age. The novelist talks about powering fiction with fury “There are a number of occasions in my life when I have felt very broken,” Eimear McBride says. Her blistering first novel A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing , published in 2013, was steeped in what McBride has called “the much feared ‘Irish’ themes of sex, death, family, guilt and religion”, and written in the much imitated “Irish” style of James Joyce. It led to her being hailed as “a genius” by Anne Enright, and it went on to …

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