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By Eimear McBride, Faber & Faber, €18.60
Eimear McBride is one of Ireland’s most hyped literary fiction authors right now, her success coming in the wake of the publication of her first novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing. In The Lesser Bohemians, McBride turns her attention to a new heroine, Eily, an 18-year-old ingenue in London, forging an unlikely but compelling love story that has a surprisingly uplifting conclusion.
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