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  • Milkman

  • By: Anna Burns
  • Narrated by: Bríd Brennan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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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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  • magic

  • By Anonymous User on 12-09-2018

my new favourite

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Reviewed: 05-11-2018

If people think this book is a hard read then they should listen to it. The combination of writer and reader is superb. Together they lay bare both familiar and surprising quirks of family, religion, sexual politics. This book is a tribute to women and girls set in and spoken in the beautiful Irish. Outstanding.