Deborah Levy

Deborah Levy “Swimming Home”
As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive, walking naked out of the water and into the heart of their holiday. Why is she there? What does she want from them all? And why does Joe’s enigmatic wife allow her to remain? Deborah Levy talks about about her 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel, Swimming Home. “An unputdownable short novel about the price of emotional repression and the...
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Deborah Levy’s Hot Milk explores the strange and sometimes monstrous nature of womanhood through the opposing figures of mother and daughter. Dreamlike and utterly compulsive, this is a delirious fairy tale of feminine potency, a story both modern and timeless. In Three Daughters of Eve, celebrated author Elif Shafak takes us from Istanbul to Oxford University and home again, tracing the relationship between childhood friends Peri, Shirin and Mona...