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GIRL

by EDNA O'BRIEN | 05 September 2019
Category: Irish Fiction
Synopsis

Girl, Edna O'Brien's 'courageous' (J.M. Coetzee) new novel, is an unforgettable depiction of one woman's abduction by Boko Haram.

'By an extraordinary act of the imagination we are transported into the inner world of a girl who, after brutal abuse as a slave to Nigerian jihadis, escapes and with dogged persistence begins to rebuild her shattered life. Girl is a courageous book about a courageous spirit.' - J.M. Coetzee

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. Barely more than a girl herself, she must soon learn how to survive as a woman with a child of her own. Just as the world around her seems entirely consumed by madness, bound for hell, she is offered an escape of sorts - but only into another landscape of trials and terrors amidst the unforgiving wilds of northeastern Nigeria, through the forest and beyond; a place where her traumas are met with the blinkered judgement of a society in denial. How do we love in a world that has lost its moorings? How can we comprehend the barbarism of our enemies, and learn forgiveness for atrocities committed in the name of ideology?

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Synopsis

Girl, Edna O'Brien's 'courageous' (J.M. Coetzee) new novel, is an unforgettable depiction of one woman's abduction by Boko Haram.

'By an extraordinary act of the imagination we are transported into the inner world of a girl who, after brutal abuse as a slave to Nigerian jihadis, escapes and with dogged persistence begins to rebuild her shattered life. Girl is a courageous book about a courageous spirit.' - J.M. Coetzee

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. Barely more than a girl herself, she must soon learn how to survive as a woman with a child of her own. Just as the world around her seems entirely consumed by madness, bound for hell, she is offered an escape of sorts - but only into another landscape of trials and terrors amidst the unforgiving wilds of northeastern Nigeria, through the forest and beyond; a place where her traumas are met with the blinkered judgement of a society in denial. How do we love in a world that has lost its moorings? How can we comprehend the barbarism of our enemies, and learn forgiveness for atrocities committed in the name of ideology?

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€9.99 RRP €13.99
29 Reward Points
In stock online
Delivery 2-5 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

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Product Details

ISBN - 9780571341177
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Published - 05/09/2019
Categories - Book LP, Books of the Month, Book Categories, Irish Fiction, An Post Irish Book Awards Shortlist 2019, RTE Radio 1 Listeners', Book Categories, Fiction, An Post Irish Book Awards Shortlist 2019, Eason Novel, Black Friday, Discounted Books, Christmas Book Guide, Top Books for Christmas, All, Books, Fiction, Fiction A to Z, Irish Fiction
No. of Pages - 0
Weight - 298
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Series - - Not Available
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Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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