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Review: Milkman by Anna Burns | The Fountain
A challenging read with as much newspeak as an Orwell novel, Man Booker prize winner, Milkman, keeps us working, whilst reading, which is perhaps one of the reasons for the prestige. Set in an unnamed city, which appears to be based on Belfast, in this world being quirky is harmful. Protagonist, Middle Sister, attempts to keep her Maybe-Boyfriend out of sight and earshot of her mum. She also attempts to keep her encounter with the sinister Milkman under wraps but it doesn't take long before she is the talk of the town and rumours begin to emerge. A beguiling tale with much to loathe within this society, Milkman is a read which pulls you into this world, which has much "beyond-the-pale."