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Written by Anna Burns

Narrated by Bríd Brennan

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (112 ratings)
Length: 14 hours

Editor's Note

Man Booker winner…
Anna Burns pulled off an upset and made history by becoming the first author from Northern Ireland to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2018. The judges described the language of this darkly comic novel as “simply marvelous; beginning with the distinctive and consistently realized voice of the funny, resilient, astute, plain-spoken, first-person protagonist.”


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.

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