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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride (Faber & Faber, £16.99)

Eimear McBride has followed up her award-winning debut, 2013’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, with a remarkable second novel. Set in London’s Camden Town in the mid-1990s, The Lesser Bohemians tells the story of a love affair between Eily, an 18-year-old Irish girl in the first year of drama school, and a charismatic but troubled 38-year-old actor. What begins as a passionate fling develops into a deeper emotional entanglement, as we learn that both characters are living with…

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