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'Blazing.' Daily Telegraph
'Outstanding.' New Statesman
'A triumph.' Guardian
'Utterly compelling.' Irish Times
'The best Booker winner in years.' Metro

In an unnamed city, where to be interesting is dangerous, an eighteen-year-old woman has attracted the unwanted and unavoidable attention of a powerful and frightening older man, 'Milkman'. In this community, where suggestions quickly become fact, where gossip and hearsay can lead to terrible consequences, what can she do to stop a rumour once it has started? Milkman is persistent, the word is spreading, and she is no longer in control . . .

Winner of the International Dublin Literary Award 2020 and the Man Booker Prize 2018

Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize, the Women's Prize for Fiction, and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 304g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 9780571338757
  • 3,643

Review Text

A triumph of voice . . . darkly hilarious. Justine Jordan Guardian BOOKS OF THE YEAR
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About Anna Burns

Anna Burns was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the author of two previous novels, No Bones and Little Constructions, and of the novella Mostly Hero. No Bones won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Milkman has, to date, won the Man Booker Prize 2018, the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, and the International Dublin Literary Award 2020, and was shortlisted for the Women's Prize and the Rathbone's Folio Prize.
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54,539 ratings
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4 31% (16,702)
3 23% (12,799)
2 12% (6,765)
1 8% (4,240)
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