Milkman

Milkman Anna Burns

Winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Anna Burns is part of a movement of new and established female Belfast writers...

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. 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.

  • A triumph of voice . . . darkly hilarious. -- Justine Jordan ? Guardian
  • 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
  • Her grasp on Middle sister's voice is so confident, and the textures of the environment, with its politics both big and small, are a thing to behold. It's an astute, exquisite account of Northern Ireland's social landscape, but Milkman is much more than that, too. It's also a coming-of-age story with flecks of dark humour, yet at other points it's a damning portrait of rape culture, and how women are often regarded in communities like this one. Because of this, Milkman is a potent and urgent book, with more than a hint of barely contained fury. ? Irish Independent
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780571338757
Uitgever
Faber & Faber
Datum
20-09-2018
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
350 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback
Genre
Engelstalige literatuur

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