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Swimming Home

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Author: Deborah Levy

Selected for the 2012 Man Booker Prize short list. Levy manipulates light and shadow with artfulness. She transfixes the reader: we recognize...the thing of darkness in us all. This is an intelligent, pulsating literary beast. --The Telegraph (UK)
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 enigmatic wife allow her to remain?
A subversively brilliant study of love, Swimming Home reveals how the most devastating secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves.

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Published: 10/16/2012
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781620401699

Review Citation(s):
New Yorker (The) 10/29/2012 pg. 117
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2012
New York Times Book Review 11/25/2012 pg. 21
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/02/2012 pg. 25
New York Times Book Review 12/02/2012 pg. 70

About the Author
Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays, and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company and broadcast on the BBC. She is the author of highly praised novels including Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography, and Billy and Girl. She lives in London.