The Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced yesterday. Nothing of particular interest on it to my mind. I was, however, amused to see that two books entitled Mother's Milk seem to be around and about this year. Edward St.Aubyn's shortlisted title and W.G. Shepherd's Menard Press title:

[Shepherd's] Mother's Milk is a series of thirty poems, written over a period of about thirty years. It charts the psychological renewal of the poet, his journey from alcohol-dependancy to sobriety. This slow awakening takes him from a dark night of depression and despair to a place of reconciliation, where he can feel whole and where the spirit is no longer located in spirits.

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