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Milkman

Burns Anna

9780571338740

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $29.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780571338740
Published: May 2018

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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.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780571338740
Published: May 2018

Number of pages: 368
Width: 153 mm
Height: 234 mm
Depth: 25 mm

Publisher: Faber & Faber

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