FIC: Milkman by Anna Burns

Summer: Fiction Pick

This is the winner of this years Man Booker Prize. In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, she runs and she  she has been taking French night classes downtown. When a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him―and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend―rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor. 

Elly

 

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