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Milkman

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
Winner of the Man Booker Prize

"Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique." - The Guardian

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes "interesting," the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister's attempts to avoid him - and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend - rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day.

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." - Michèle 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

September 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 0-571-35507-2 / 978-0-571-35507-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 1-4448-4180-7 / 978-1-4448-4180-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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April 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Milkman (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 1-4328-6329-0 / 978-1-4328-6329-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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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

1900 : UK Paperback
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Title: Milkman: Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 0-571-33875-5 / 978-0-571-33875-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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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: Macmillan USA
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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

September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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December 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 1-974932-05-2 / 978-1-974932-05-4
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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December 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 1-974932-09-5 / 978-1-974932-09-2
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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December 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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October 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
ISBN: 1-5288-5223-0 / 978-1-5288-5223-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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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 : 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
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May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Milkman
Author(s): Anna Burns
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU