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Swimming Home - Deborah Levy

Swimming Home - Deborah Levy
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Author:  Deborah Levy

ISBN:  9781908276025

Weight:  990g

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Swimming Home – Deborah Levy

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.  She is Kitty Finch: a self-proclaimed botanist with green-painted fingernails, 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 wife allow her to remain?

Swimming Home is a subversive page-turner, a merciless gaze at the insidious harm that depression can have on apparently stable, well-turned-out people.  Set in a summer villa, the story is tautly structured, taking place over a single week in which a group of beautiful, flawed tourists in the French Riviera come loose at the seams.

Deborah Levy’s writing combines linguistic virtuosity, technical brilliance and a strong sense of what it means to be alive.

Bibliographic Data
Title:Swimming Home
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition / First printing
Edition features:The true first edition / first printing of this book is only available as a paperback original (pbo)
Book features:French flaps
Overall condition:Fine – the usual very light scuffing that's considered typical for a book with a card cover
Signed:Yes, to the title page
Book Stats
Publisher:And Other Stories
Awards and prizes:Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.
Shortlisted in the UK Author of the Year category of the 2012 National Book Awards.
Publication date:
ISBN 13:9781908276025
ISBN 10:1908276029
Format:Paperback (softcover)
Pages:157
H x W x D:210 x 138 x 15mm

Collectors Notes

  • Swimming Home was shortlisted both for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and the UK Author of the Year category of the 2012 National Book Awards.
  • For more information, you might like to visit Deborah Levy’s website.  This is a rich source of info on her life, books and future projects.

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