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.
Winner of The Man Booker Prize 2018
Irish Book Awards 2018 - Eason Book Club Novel of the Year - Shortlist (vote still open)
Each week you'll find a new Book of the Week beside the till, alongside the previous week's title, both of which will be on sale with 10% off for their fortnight in the spotlight.Milkman by Anna Burns is Book of the Week from 28st September to 11th October 2018.
|Award||Man Booker Prize|
|Publisher||Faber & Faber|