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Swimming Home

Author : Deborah Levy


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Address: 6 North Street,Winchcombe,GL54 5LH



I was compelled to finish this short novel in two sittings. If I hadn't had other things to do I would have read it in one. It's a captivating read. Beautifully written. Poetical in places, which suits the poetical theme. Eloquent prose mirrors the sadness of the novel and the desperateness of the lives of all of the main characters. The portrayal of depression, of emotional and psychological instability, of loss and desire and escapism is very clever. An excellent choice for the 2012 Man Booker shortlist.