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Milkman

Milkman

But when first brother-in-law, who of course had sniffed it out, told his wife, her first sister, to tell her mother to come and have a talk with her, middle sister becomes 'interesting'.

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ISBN 9780571338740
Barcode 9780571338740
Published 1 October 2018 by Faber and Faber
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export - Airside ed
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Author(s) By Burns, Anna
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ISBN-13 9780571338740
ISBN-10 0571338747
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 1 October 2018
International Publication Date 17 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export - Airside ed
Edition Export - Airside ed
Author(s) By Burns, Anna
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 915397

Description of this Book

Set in an un-named city but with an astonishing, breath-shorteningly palpable sense of time and place Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. The story of inaction with enormous consequences and decisions that are never made, but for which people are judged and punished.Middle sister is our protagonist. She is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her nearly-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with milkman (which she herself for the life of her cannot work out how it came about). But when first brother-in-law, who of course had sniffed it out, told his wife, her first sister, to tell her mother to come and have a talk with her, 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 searingly honest novel told in prose that is as precise and unsentimental as it is devastating and brutal. A novel that is at once unlocated and profoundly tethered to place is surely a novel for our times.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Man Booker Prize 2018
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's 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.

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