Faber is set to publish Eimear McBride’s next novel Strange Hotel, according to The Book Seller. McBride is also the author of award winning novels A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, and The Lesser Bohemians.
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“A nameless woman enters a non-descript hotel room she’s been in once before, many years ago” the synopsis reads. “Though the room hasn’t changed, she has, as have the dimensions of her life. As she goes on to occupy a series of hotel rooms around the world — each of which reflects back some aspect of herself we begin to piece together the details of what transpires in these rooms, the rules of engagements she’s put in place for herself and the men she sometimes meets, and the outlines of the absence she is trying to forget.”
Faber asserted that the novel is “fierce, honest, laced with desire and punctuated with black humor… Strange Hotel fully immerses us in a revelatory exploration of a woman’s mind as she attempts to negotiate her own memories and impulses, and edges towards what it might mean to return home.”
McBride has won various awards for her novels, such as a Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for A Girl is a Half-formed Thing in 2014, and a Goldsmiths Prize for The Lesser Bohemians in 2016. She also sometimes writes for The Guardian and The Irish Times. According to Amazon, Strange Hotel is set to release in February of 2020.
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