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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.



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Anna Burns

Anna Burns (born 1962) is an Irish author. She was born in Belfast and moved to London in 1987. Her first novel, , is an account of a girl's life growing up in Belfast during the Troubles. AwardsWinner of the 2001 Winifred Holtby Memorial PrizeShortlisted for the 2002 Orange Prize (



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