Booker Prize. Orange Prize. Was this a book that holds up to all of that?
Milkman is one of those books that is similar to "Lincoln at the Bardo". Lots of avant garde and some readers left puzzled. While I too, had difficulty with Lincoln, I loved it. Once I got the rhythm and cadence, it was on. Milkman is similar. Once you get that, one, this is set in Northern Ireland , two, it's stream of consciousness writing, and three, you get that NOBODY has a name, it's really quite good.
The book, written while the author sofa surfed, couldn't have a better ending. Meaning, she made a ton of money and will likely be published often from here on.
The book reflects the chaos of the Northern Ireland problems of the 70's, where trusting was non-existent and fear was ever present. Try it. You might be surprised.
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