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Milkman by Burns, Anna



Anna Burns

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

"Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique."--The Guardian

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes "interesting," the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister's attempts to avoid him--and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend--rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day.

Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Published: 12/04/2018
ISBN: 9781644450000
Pages: 360
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 9.20h x 5.50w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/05/2018
Publishers Weekly 11/12/2018 pg. 36
Booklist 11/15/2018 pg. 25
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2018 pg. 84