Swimming home

by Deborah Levy

Publisher: And Other Stories in High Wycombe, England

Written in English
Cover of: Swimming home | Deborah Levy
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Edition Notes

StatementDeborah Levy ; introduced by Tom McCarthy
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6062.E9255 S95 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 157 p. ;
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25361103M
ISBN 109781908276025
LC Control Number2011535684

Swimming home. [Vincent Katz; Nightboat Books,] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you.   DECEM DEBORAH LEVY’S NEW BOOK Swimming Home is constructed like a play — with a central stage and a cast of characters, and it unfolds like a drama in hot short vignettes — but. 'Swimming Home' is also excellent - quiet, character-focused, interesting. It remains pacey even when characters are being introspective. There's a strong 'showing not telling' element for most of the book, in a Hemingway style only with more poetical prose. Readable, with depth, though perhaps a touch trite by the end. /5(). "Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Swimming Home is a sexy psychological thriller from a highly acclaimed writer. Poet Joe and his war-correspondent wife Isabel arrive with their daughter and another couple to a rented villa in the south of France to discover a body floating face down in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive.

  Our reward is the enjoyable, if unsettling, experience of being pitched into the deep waters of Levy's wry, accomplished novel."--Francine Prose, New York Times Book Review 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/5(8). Swimming Home (Book): Levy, Deborah: Selected for the Man Booker Prize short list. Levy manipulates light and shadow with artfulness. She transfixes the reader: we recognize the thing of darkness in us all. This is an intelligent, pulsating literary beast. --The Telegraph (UK) As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming .   I highly recommend choosing Swimming Home as it is a book written with passion and understanding of the main subject at hand. It is an extremely well written book that rewards the reader with a passionate family drama and a comprehensive social history of women in the ’s. Swimming Home was published in by Allen & Unwin.   Swimming Home A Novel (Book): Levy, Deborah: A mysterious woman who suffers from mental illness suddenly appears at a vacation villa where two families are staying and her interactions with them reveal secret details about their past and tensions within their relationships with each other.

  The Telegraph 'Swimming Home is a beautiful, delicate book underpinned by a complexity that only reveals itself slowly to the reader.' Financial Times 'This amazing novel is a haunting exploration of loss and longing. It has an epic quality.' The Independent 'A statement on the power of the unsaid/5(). Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Swimming Home by Deborah Levy, read by Sophie Ward. A poet, his wife, her daughter and their friends arrive at the French Riviera. The prospect of a long hot summer stretches ahead of them. At their villa, they find a body in the swimming pool. But this body is very much alive. Swimming Home Deborah Levy, Bloomsbury USA pp. ISBN Summary Shortlisted - Man Booker Prize As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. In London in the mids, a young Australian and her aunt are each on a journey of self-discovery - one by attempting to swim the English Channel, the other to rediscover the woman she used to be. It's , and year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to.

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Swimming Home is illustrated with spectacular paintings by Rebekah Raye, who is also Swimming home book illustrator of The Secret Pool, a Kirkus-starred picture book about vernal pools and winner of the John Burroughs Association Riverby Award.

An “Author’s Note” at the end provides even more information about alewives and their life cycle.4/5. Swimming Home is the sixth novel by Mary-Rose MacColl, her previous book In Falling Snow was a favourite read of mine in Exploring the themes of family, belonging, regret, and redemption, Swimming Home is a gracious and engaging novel/5.

Book Summary A subversively brilliant study of love, Swimming Home reveals how the most devastating secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves.

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.

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Swimming Home is a book delightfully present, but also one which uses the present to make sense of the past, the future, the ebb and flow of life, and indeed, makes use of those currents.

In many ways, Swimming Home is not a book for the faint of heart; it asks the reader to work to see what’s happening beneath the surface, like currents. ith her first novel in 15 years, Deborah Levy has taken worn structures and made something strange and new.

The familiar elements in Swimming Home are a middle-class holiday, two families sharing a Author: John Self. “Swimming Home is a beautiful, delicate book underpinned by a complexity that only reveals itself slowly to the reader.” ― Financial Times (UK)/5().

Her novel Swimming Home was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Specsavers National Book Awards (UK Author of the Year) and Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, while the title story of her most recent work of fiction, Black Vodka, was shortlisted for the BBC International Short Story Award.

Swimming Home is tightly plotted and highly cinematic. Levy's language is stunning, poetic, and necessary; every image, every paragraph carefully and judiciously placed. The book is part thriller, part literary fiction, part character study, and all its own original, iconoclastic work. From the author of the international bestseller In Falling Snow.

Ina young woman swimmer will defy the odds to swim the English Channel—a chance to make history. London Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands in Australia and swim, as she’s Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.

The girl in the pool is, to say the least, unstable: anorexic, obsessive, a self-styled botanist staying (before and after a stint in a mental hospital) at the holiday property, which is owned by the luxury-real-estate investor for whom her mother cleans house.

From the author of the international bestseller In Falling Snow, a beautifully written, heartwarming novel of a young woman swimmer in London, Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands in Australia and swim, as she’s done since she was a child.

But now, orphaned and. Free download or read online Swimming Home pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in October 6thand was written by Deborah Levy.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, literary fiction story are,/5.

Straight away, Swimming Home by Deborah Levy presents us with a story that is both familiar and unknown.

We are in Nice inwhere two families are sharing a villa for the summer. Joe Jacobs, the elusive, famous poet, his war-correspondent wife Isabel, and their teenage daughter Nina make up one family.

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy avg. rating Ratings 'Swimming Home' is a subversive page-turner, a merciless gaze at the insidiuos harm that depression can have on apparently stable, well-turned-out people.

Buy Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). SWIMMING HOME by The bigger question, on which the book turns, is why Joe’s wife, Isabel, allows events to unfold as they do; is this all an experiment for her benefit and interest, too.

Levy winds her characters up and watches them go, and they do as most humans do, which is to mess up in the face of desire. Philip Womack is gripped by Deborah Levy's 'Swimming Home', shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, an original take on the middle-class villa holiday novel4/5. "Swimming Home is unlike anything but itself Readers will have to resist the temptation to hurry up in order to find out what happens Our reward is the enjoyable, if unsettling, experience of being pitched into the deep waters of Levy's wry, accomplished novel." - Francine Prose, The New York Times Book Review.

About Swimming Home. From the author of the international bestseller In Falling Snow. Ina young woman swimmer will defy the odds to swim the English Channel—a chance to make history. London Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands in Australia and swim.

"Swimming Home" uses spare but fresh prose to tell a tale from multiple viewpoints and several generations. At its centre sits poet Joe Jacobs, whose history as a Jewish child in the Polish woods haunts him. Swimming Home A Novel (Book): Levy, Deborah: Baker & TaylorA mysterious woman who suffers from mental illness suddenly appears at a vacation villa where two families are staying and her interactions with them reveal secret details about their past and tensions within their relationships with each an PalgraveSelected for the Man Booker.

Swimming Home A Novel (Book): Levy, Deborah: Selected for the Man Booker Prize short list. Levy manipulates light and shadow with artfulness.

She transfixes the reader: we recognize the thing of darkness in us all. This is an intelligent, pulsating literary beast. --The Telegraph (UK) As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming.

In this book, the wildness and the danger are all the more powerful for resting just beneath the surface. With its biting humour and immediate appeal, it wears its darkness lightly.

Swimming Home was also shortlisted for the New York Times Notable Book of and the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize /5(11). Swimming home. [Mary-Rose MacColl] -- The lone swimmer, turning over now to switch to a perfectly executed back crawl, wasn't Oxford or Cambridge, wasn't a man.

It was a woman, a girl.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 single week in which a group of beautiful, flawed tourists in the French Riviera come loose at the seams.

”Swimming Home” by Deborah Levy (Bloomsbury USA) This awkward vacation is interrupted by the discovery of a beautiful young woman floating naked in the pool, which Joe thinks of as “a grave.