A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing - Part 4 Summary & Analysis

Eimear McBride
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Part 4, Chapter 1 – Back in the city, the narrator returns to drinking and sex. The narrator rents a flat with a female friend. The narrator’s mother calls to explain she is still having problems with the narrator’s brother, and after several such calls, the narrator agrees to go home. Her mother and her brother are at each other’s throats, and the narrator’s mother wonders if the narrator’s brother ever loved her at all. She believes the narrator’s brother is going mad.

Parr 4, Chapter 2 – The narrator’s mother calls to tell the narrator her brother got a nosebleed, fell over at work, and cracked his head. The narrator is terrified that her brother’s cancer has returned. She rushes to the hospital. Her mother doesn’t believe that God will take her son away from her, but does believe that...

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