Swimming Home

by Deborah Levy


Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize

Shortlisted for the 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards (UK Author of the Year)

Shortlisted for the 2013 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize

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.

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 176 Pages
Imprint: And Other Stories
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9781911508083

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