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Milkman
 

Milkman (Hardback, Main)

By Burns, Anna

Set in an un-named city but with an astonishing, breath-shorteningly palpable sense of time and place Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. The story of inaction with enormous consequences and decisions that are never made, but for which people... are judged and punished.Middle sister is our protagonist. She is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her nearly-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with milkman (which she herself for the life of her cannot work out how it came about). But when first brother-in-law, who of course had sniffed it out, told his wife, her first sister, to tell her mother to come and have a talk with her, 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 searingly honest novel told in prose that is as precise and unsentimental as it is devastating and brutal. A novel that is at once unlocated and profoundly tethered to place is surely a novel for our times.
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ISBN 9780571342730
Released NZ 23 May 2018
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571342730
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 23 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Burns, Anna
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 503g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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