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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 9780571338764
Barcode 9780571338764
Published 15 May 2018 by Faber and Faber
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Burns, Anna
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9780571338764
ISBN-10 0571338763
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 15 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Burns, Anna
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 940401

Description of this Electronic Book

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 '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 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'This darkly comic novel, set in the Seventies, takes place in a "hair-trigger society" of bomb scares, hijackings, murals - but nothing must be named, not the city of Belfast, not the IRA, not even the narrator. The jokes, like the plot, come out viciously askew.'

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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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