Masterpiece from the contemporary heir to Samuel Beckett? Or demanding endurance read with not nearly enough paragraph breaks?
We debate Anna Burns’ Booker-Prize winning novel Milkman – a tale of one young woman’s struggle to retain her sense of self during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Suffocating gossip, ever-present violence and a surprising amount of humour.
For this show we were joined by @jenny.mccullough who brought a fascinating perspective to it from her Northern Irish background.
Books mentioned on this episode:
- The People’s Act of Love by James Meek
- A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear Macbride
- Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
- Troubles by J. G. Farrell
- The Trial by Franz Kafka
- The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
The Twitter feed Jenny mentions is from Dr. Caroline Magennis, @DrMagennis, for Irish literature recommendations.