May 7, 2019 | in


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.

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018, and referred to by author Lisa McInerney as ‘frightening, hilarious, wily and joyous’, Anna Burns’ Milkman is an extraordinary tale of gossip, hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness.

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AuthorAnna Burns