My Bookstore & online platform Lees een Boek decided to join forces and organize an English Book Club together!
For our second meetup, we will be discussing the Man Booker Prize winner of 2018: Milkman by Anna Burns.
My Bookstore X Lees een Boek's English Book Club is a fun, engaging and inclusive monthly ritual focusing on diverse voices. Every month, we choose one book to read together as a community.
“If we were in a proper relationship and I did live with him and was officially committed to him, first thing I would have to do would be to leave.”
In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous.
Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.
Milkman by Anna Burns is the February book pick for the My Bookstore X Lees een Boek - English Book Club. This event will be international in nature and will be held in English
Admission options: order a copy at My Bookstore and show us your order number by arrival on March 7th. In case you’ve got your copy of Milkman at another bookshop you’ll need to buy a €7,50 ticket to attend this event.