Winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2018. Sshortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards Eason Book Club Novel of the Year Award for 2018 and for the Women’s Prize for Fiction for 2019.
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.
Date of Publication: 29/09/2018