The unmissable, Booker Prize-longlisted novel from the critically acclaimed author of Hot Milk.
Deborah Levy is the author of seven novels, including Swimming Home, Hot Milk and The Man Who Saw Everything. She has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize twice and too the Goldsmiths Prize twice. Deborah Levy is also the author of an acclaimed series of living autobiographies, Things I Don't Want To Know and The Cost of Living. The final volume of this series, Real Estate, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in 2021.
An utterly beguiling fever dream of a novel... Its sheer
technical bravura places it head and shoulder above pretty much
everything else on the [Booker] longlist * Daily Telegraph
Writing so beautiful it stops the reader on the page * Independent *
A time-bending, location-hopping tale of love, truth and the power of seeing... Increasingly surreal and thoroughly gripping * Sunday Telegraph *
Exquisite... A brilliant Booker nominee * Guardian *
One of the big stories in English fiction this decade has been the return and triumph of Deborah Levy... You would call her example inspiring if it weren't clearly impossible to emulate * New Statesman *
An ice-cold skewering of patriarchy, humanity and the darkness of the 20th century Europe * The Times *
Charged with themes spanning memory and mortality, beauty and time, it's as electrifying as it is mysterious * Mail on Sunday *
Intelligent and supple...a dizzying tale of life across time and borders * Financial Times *
It's clever, raw and doesn't play by any rules * Evening Standard *
Superbly crafted, enigmatic, tantalizing... Levy defies gravity in a daring, time-bending new novel... Head-spinning and playful, her writing offers sophistication and delightful artistry * Kirkus (Starred review) *
One of the best books I have ever read -- Katherine Angel via Twitter
playful, consistently surprising...Levy brilliantly plumbs the divide between the self and others * Publishers Weekly Best Books 2019 *