The breathtaking new novel from Eimear McBride, about an extraordinary, all-consuming love affair.
One night an 18-year-old Irish girl, recently arrived in London to attend drama school, meets an older man - a well-regarded actor in his own right. While she is naive and thrilled by life in the big city, he is haunted by more than a few demons, and the clamorous relationship that ensues risks undoing them both. A captivating story of passion and innocence, joy and discovery, set against the vibrant atmosphere of 1990s London over the course of a single year, The Lesser Bohemians glows with the eddies and anxieties of growing up, and the transformative intensity of a powerful new love.
©1999 Eimear McBride (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"One of the most groundbreaking pieces of literature to come from Ireland, or anywhere, in recent years." (Vanity Fair)
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I almost gave up on this after a couple of chapters because of its unusual style. I'm so glad I didn't. It's wonderfully written and beautifully read. In a lovely rythmic style, it tells the love story of two damaged people as they work out how to survive.
"Fast-paced, intimate journey into an emotional personal relationship"
I really love this book, and the way the author reads it makes it quite magical. The story feels so authentic and, although it deals with domestic violence, abuse and self harm, the strength of the characters endears them.
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