Milkman

Anna Burns

$28.00

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

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
WINNER OF THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD

'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.

'[Milkman] seeth[es] with black humor and adolescent anger at the adult world and its brutal absurdities. . . . For a novel about life under multifarious forms of totalitarian control--political, gendered, sectarian, communal--Milkman can be charmingly wry.'-The New Yorker

'A triumph of voice . . . darkly hilarious.' - Justine Jordan ? Guardian BOOKS OF THE YEAR

'Profound, punchy, powerful prose... A tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness, it's thought-provoking stuff.'? Sunday Telegraph, STELLA, Stella Loves

'This is a powerful, funny and sometimes immensely beautiful novel, with a female lead whose life is a low-key renunciation of the violence that shook her city for a generation.'-Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

'At once intimate and universal, historical and fabulistic and timely, unconventional and almost sentimentally hopeful.'-Vulture

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$28.00

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

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
WINNER OF THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD

'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.

'[Milkman] seeth[es] with black humor and adolescent anger at the adult world and its brutal absurdities. . . . For a novel about life under multifarious forms of totalitarian control--political, gendered, sectarian, communal--Milkman can be charmingly wry.'-The New Yorker

'A triumph of voice . . . darkly hilarious.' - Justine Jordan ? Guardian BOOKS OF THE YEAR

'Profound, punchy, powerful prose... A tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness, it's thought-provoking stuff.'? Sunday Telegraph, STELLA, Stella Loves

'This is a powerful, funny and sometimes immensely beautiful novel, with a female lead whose life is a low-key renunciation of the violence that shook her city for a generation.'-Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

'At once intimate and universal, historical and fabulistic and timely, unconventional and almost sentimentally hopeful.'-Vulture

Pages - 368

Binding - Paperback

Publisher - Faber Paperback

Publication Date -

ISBN - 9780571338757

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