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ISBN: 1644450003

ISBN13: 9781644450000


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Winner of the Man Booker Prize

"Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique."--The Guardian

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes "interesting," the last thing...

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Chilling portrait of everyday life in 1970's Ireland

Not a book I enjoyed, too busy being appalled and saddened by the acceptance of murder and group arbitrary (in)justice as an accepted part of daily life of every facet of society. A very powerful writer.

Milkman Mentions in Our Blog

Milkman in 13 of the Best New Novels by Irish Authors
13 of the Best New Novels by Irish Authors
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • March 17, 2021

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, we wanted to applaud some of the most exciting Irish novelists of the moment. With forefathers like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett, these up-and-coming bards have some big shoes to fill, and they're doing brilliantly!

Milkman in What We're Reading: 2018's Award-Winning Books!
What We're Reading: 2018's Award-Winning Books!
Published by Beth Clark • December 18, 2018

The Pulitzer. The Man Booker Prize. The National Book Awards. The Edgar Awards. All of them generally mean one thing: the books they're awarded to definitely don't suck. In fact, they're brilliant and incredible and moving and mesmerizing and disturbing and powerful and funny and,'ll just have and read them for yourself. Below are the winners of the most prestigious prizes, so enjoy.

Milkman in The 2018 Man Booker Prize Winner is Milkman! Congrats to Anna Burns and the Other Shortlist Authors
The 2018 Man Booker Prize Winner is Milkman! Congrats to Anna Burns and the Other Shortlist Authors
Published by Beth Clark • October 16, 2018

The Man Booker Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for literary fiction written in English, and the list of winners over the last 50 years includes Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel, and Salman Rushdie, so the 2018 prize announcement is big! (Also, the shortlist has six brilliant and diverse novels you’ll want to read regardless of who wins.)

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