Milkman

Anna Burns
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WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018: A tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.

'Milkman is extraordinary. I've been reading passages aloud for the pleasure of hearing it. It's frightening, hilarious, wily and joyous all at the same time.' - Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies

'Driven by voice; musical, wild, playful and furious. I was in awe of the author.' Sofie Laguna

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous.

Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.

Author bio:

Anna Burns was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the author of two novels, No Bones and Little Constructions, and of the novella, Mostly Hero. No Bones won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in East Sussex, England.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571338757
Awards: Winner Man Booker Prize 2018 UK
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: May 2019
Page Extent: 368
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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