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Swimming Home

Deborah Levy


Faber & Faber

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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SHORTLISTED FOR MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2012. 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.
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? Profound and thrilling, Swimming Home reveals how the most devastating secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves.

By:   Deborah Levy
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   141g


ISBN 10:   0571299601
Publication Date:   October 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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  • Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012.
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