Milkman by Anna Burns



This was a very worthy Booker winner – the dislocated style is a perfect match for the content and story, and is definitely not about just being clever/tricksy. It’s also a perfect depiction of  the excitement and confusion of youth.

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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.

Additional information

Weight 291 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 22 mm
Attribute Value 1