Milkman

CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD42707
Released: Dec 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974932054
Narrator/s: Brid Brennan
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"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 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, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day.

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Author(s): Anna Burns
Awards:2018-Fiction-Winner-Man Booker Prize,
New York Times Bestseller

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Milkman
Product Number: BX00098592
Product Number:DD42707
Product Number:Z100109461

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Author(s): Anna Burns
Narrator(s): Brid Brennan
Product Number Z100109461
Released: Dec 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974932078
eBook
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Author(s): Anna Burns
Product Number EB00739665
Released: Dec 04, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: #9781644451007

Professional reviews

"Complex. Challenging. Enigmatic. While Burns's Man Booker Prize-winning novel earns those labels honestly, this performance adds another adjective: exceptional. Brid Brennan's portrayal of the unnamed "middle sister" is arresting. Her gorgeously accented voice balances honesty and innocence with toughness and stubbornness. This production keeps the listener in the moment while simultaneously building anticipation for the resolution. However, in a setting reminiscent of 1970s Northern Ireland, the resolution will carry consequences. Brennan's "middle sister," a young woman known for her devotion to reading, even while walking, is drawn into the claustrophobic atmosphere of The Troubles when she draws the unwanted attention of a paramilitary officer. Brennan's pacing and full immersion in the text illuminate this challenging novel, smoothing out the roughest parts and lighting up its virtues. L.B.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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