Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is a superb first novel that I've been raving about to anyone within earshot since I read an advance copy a month ago. You can read my Times Literary Supplement review here.
The TLS quite rightly cut my first paragraph (too much of the Village Explainer), in which I said:
Her book is by turns very funny, intensely sad and utterly astonishing. I've never read anything like it. You can order a copy here.