Swimming home

Swimming home
Levy, Deborah
  • Item Type: Book - LEVY SHORT STORIES
  • Published: 2017
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Selected for the 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlist. 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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Depression, Mental--Fiction.
Married people--Fiction.
Man-woman relationships--Fiction.


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9781911508083 (paperback)

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Levy, Deborah,


Swimming home / Deborah Levy ; afterword by Tom McCarthy.


Paperback edition.

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Sheffield : And Other Stories, 2017.

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160 pages ; 20 cm.

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First published: 2011.

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Depression, Mental--Fiction.

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Married people--Fiction.

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Man-woman relationships--Fiction.

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Riviera (France)--Fiction.

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Psychological fiction.

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McCarthy, Tom, 1969 May 22-

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