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Eimear McBride – A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Late Night Love Affair, hosted by Sarah Marshall and Candace Opper

This month Candace and Sarah discuss Eimear McBride’s debut novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing. Topics include: fragmentary writing, active reading, Frankenstein, Denis Johnson, Stephen King’s Carrie, Shakespearean language, and the multitudes of female sexual pleasure.

I felt finishing this as I do when I finish reading something really great—like I’ve just been kidnapped and developed Stockholm syndrome and they’ve delivered me blinking back to my regular life and I’m like, but I liked the compound better than this…

Listen here…

half formed thing


Candace Opper and Sarah Marshall met in the MFA creative writing program at Portland State. They share a love of slasher films, George C. Scott, conspiracy theory, Stephen King, VCRs, air-popped popcorn, Jurassic Park, and discussing over coffee their obsessions with suicide and serial killers, respectively.


All music for Late Night Love Affair courtesy of the very talented Josh Bleeks, who you won’t find on the internet. Josh lives in Chicago where he writes and records music, and edits audio for Late Night Library.

Posted on: November 13, 2014 · Homepage, Late Night Love Affair, Podcasts ·

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