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Milkman

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
WINNER OF 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"I thought this was an incredible book and I'm still reeling from it. Anna Burns brilliantly mines the interstices of language to give articulation to the slippery machinations of prejudice and intimidation. She describes those things which are never normally described - those marginalised experiences created by insidious, corrosive and unnameable hurts... Her writing is uncompromising, powerful, essential." - Michele Forbes

"Milkman is remarkable. A tale told by a voice that's utterly compelling and which you read with the feeling that you're being led down the darkest of rabbit holes. Irresistible and disturbing." - Jess Kidd

"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

"Mercurial. Profound. Hilarious. Brilliant. I've been waiting for a book like this for thirty years." - Eoin McNamee

"Utterly brilliant - a once-in-a-generation novel." - Glenn Patterson


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Hardback Editions

May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 0-571-34273-6 / 978-0-571-34273-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 1-64445-000-3 / 978-1-64445-000-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 0-571-33875-5 / 978-0-571-33875-7 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 0-571-33874-7 / 978-0-571-33874-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 1-5288-5223-0 / 978-1-5288-5223-4
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Milkman: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU