Milkman

ISBN
9780571338757
Published
20/09/2018
9780571338757
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
368

About the Book

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2019

‘Blazing.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Outstanding.’ New Statesman

‘A triumph.’ Guardian

‘Utterly compelling.’ Irish Times

‘The best Booker winner in years.’ Metro

In an unnamed city, where to be interesting is dangerous, an eighteen-year-old woman has attracted the unwanted and unavoidable attention of a powerful and frightening older man, 'Milkman'. In this community, where suggestions quickly become fact, where gossip and hearsay can lead to terrible consequences, what can she do to stop a rumour once it has started? Milkman is persistent, the word is spreading, and she is no longer in control . . .

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2019‘Blazing.’ Daily Telegraph‘Outstanding.’ New Statesman‘A triumph.’ Guardian ‘Utterly compelling.’ Irish Times ‘The best Booker winner in years.’ MetroIn an unnamed city, where to be interesting is dangerous, an eighteen-year-old woman has attracted the unwanted and unavoidable attention of a powerful and frightening older man, 'Milkman'. In this community, where suggestions quickly become fact, where gossip and hearsay can lead to terrible consequences, what can she do to stop a rumour once it has started? Milkman is persistent, the word is spreading, and she is no longer in control . . .
  • Anna Burns

    Anna Burns was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the author of three novels, No Bones, Little Constructions and Milkman, and of the novella, Mostly HeroNo Bones won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her latest novel, Milkman was published to critical acclaim in 2018 and went on to win the Man Booker Prize in that year. It has also been shortlisted for The Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 and The Women's Prize for Fiction 2019. She lives in East Sussex, England.

“A triumph of voice . . . darkly hilarious.”
- Justine Jordan, Guardian BOOKS OF THE YEAR
“The narrator of Milkman disrupts the status quo not through being political, heroic or violently opposed, but because she is original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique: different. The same can be said of this book.”
- Claire Kilroy, Guardian

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