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The new novel by the legendary Edna O'Brien, author of The Country Girls (dramatised on BBC Radio 4 in August 2019). 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.
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Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction

A Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the Year

I was a girl once, but not any more . . .

A young woman, barely more than a girl herself, must learn to survive with a child of her own, in a world which seems entirely consumed by madness.

As she navigates a landscape of terrors and trials, can she find a place of safety within a society blinkered by mistrust and denial?

'Astonishing.' New Statesman

'Raw and transfixing.' Observer

'Miraculous . . . Extraordinary.' Mail on Sunday

'A masterpiece.' Irish Independent

'Mesmerising.' Sunday Times

'Devastating and moving.' Daily Telegraph

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Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction

A Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the Year

I was a girl once, but not any more . . .

A young woman, barely more than a girl herself, must learn to survive with a child of her own, in a world which seems entirely consumed by madness.

As she navigates a landscape of terrors and trials, can she find a place of safety within a society blinkered by mistrust and denial?

'Astonishing.' New Statesman

'Raw and transfixing.' Observer

'Miraculous . . . Extraordinary.' Mail on Sunday

'A masterpiece.' Irish Independent

'Mesmerising.' Sunday Times

'Devastating and moving.' Daily Telegraph

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