Swimming Home

Swimming Home

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: High Wycombe, England : And Other Stories, 2011.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: viii, 157 p. ;,21 cm.

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#7 A novel guaranteed to leave you with more questions than answers, this Man Booker short-listed title is wonderfully enigmatic. A family and friends holiday on the Riviera takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of the beautiful but unstable Kitty Finch. Needs to be made into a movie with Til... Read More »

Joyce's Pick: A novel guaranteed to leave you with more questions than answers, this Man Booker short-listed title is wonderfully enigmatic. A family and friends holiday on the Riviera takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of the beautiful but unstable Kitty Finch.


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