Publication Date: 12/08/2021 ISBN: 9781788162869 Category:

Something Out of Place

Eimear McBride

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication Date: 12/08/2021 ISBN: 9781788162869 Category:
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The blistering non-fiction debut from the author of the critically acclaimed A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

*As heard on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour*

‘A fearless, interrogative work … A fierce and fascinating manifesto in McBride’s persuasive prose’ Sinead Gleeson

Here, Eimear McBride unpicks the contradictory forces of disgust and objectification that control and shame women. From playground taunts of ‘only sluts do it’ but ‘virgins are frigid’, to ladette culture, and the arrival of ‘ironic’ porn, via Debbie Harry, the Kardashians and the Catholic church – she looks at how this prejudicial messaging has played out in the past, and still surrounds us today.

In this subversive essay, McBride asks – are women still damned if we do, damned if we don’t? How can we give our daughters (and sons) the unbounded futures we want for them? And, in this moment of global crisis, might our gift for juggling contradiction help us to find a way forward?

‘A satisfying feminist polemic’ Susie Orbach

‘Remarkable’ Scotsman

‘Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius’ Guardian

Publisher Review

A fearless, interrogative work that speaks so much to structural inequality and misogyny. A fierce and fascinating manifesto in McBride's persuasive prose -- Sinead Gleeson Praise for Eimear McBride: Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius, in that she writes truth-spilling, uncompromising and brilliant prose * Guardian * Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality -- David Collard * TLS *

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