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Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

Swimming Home
by Deborah Levy

2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED. Swimming Home subverts expectations. 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.
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2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED. 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. Swimming Home represents a new direction for a major writer. In this book, the wildness and the danger are all the more powerful for resting just beneath the surface. With its deep psychology, biting humour and deceptively light surface, it wears its darkness lightly.

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Sku
GOR003549361
Title
Swimming Home
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
And Other Stories
Year published
Number of pages
176
ISBN 10
1908276029
ISBN 13
9781908276025
Prizes
Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012
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