Deborah Levy

Swimming Home (first edition)

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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  • Swimming Home was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards (UK Author of the Year) and 2013 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize.
  • With an introduction by Tom McCarthy
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Print status: Out of Print
Author: Deborah Levy
Original language: English
Format: Trade paperback with flaps
Publication date: 1 September 2011
ISBN: 9781908276025
Ebook ISBN: 9781908276063
Availability: UK, Europe and Commonwealth (excl. Canada)