Milkman, by Anna Burns ( hardback)
Longlisted for the 2018 Booker Prize.
Anna Burns is originally from Belfast but is now based in England.
Milkman is “ a story of hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences “
Powerful, stream of consciousness prose that feels exhausting but gets under your skin as an astute account of Northern Ireland’s social landscape.
UPDATE 17/10/18 … this novel won the 2018 Booker Prize ( awarded last night) and is also available in paperback at £8.99