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Swimming Home

Swimming Home

'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 week in which a group of beautiful, flawed tourist... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571299607
Barcode 9780571299607
Published 21 September 2012 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
Author(s) By Levy, Deborah

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ISBN-13 9780571299607
ISBN-10 0571299601
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 21 September 2012
International Publication Date 1 September 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Levy, Deborah
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 141g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 292253

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of highly praised books including Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography (both Jonathan Cape) and Billy and Girl (Bloomsbury).

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