Fiction Book Group

Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, March 9, 6:00 PM ET
Fiction Book Group with Alexis 
Discussion of Milkman

Led (virtually!) by former Greenlight general manager Alexis, our fiction book group meets monthly to discuss paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For March, the group discusses Anna Burns’s Man Booker Prize-winning Milkman. 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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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:00pm

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Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450000
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

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