Booker prize winning in 2019, this is Belfast-born Anna Burns’ third and most accomplished novel so far. Written in the wonderously unique voice of ‘Middle Sister’, an eighteen year old girl, living during The Troubles. Characters are nameless, referred to by their community-determined titles; ‘tablets girl’, ‘the man who doesn’t love anybody’, ‘nuclear boy’, ‘real milkman’ etc. This novel is a detailed portrait of society’s warped vision during a period of heavy, bloody conflict. It’s hilarious and moving. Highly recommended.
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