Swimming Home

Swimming Home

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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 wife allow her to remain? Swimming Home is a subversive page-turner, a merciless gaze at the insidious harm… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)


Our reward is the enjoyable, if unsettling, experience of being pitched into the deep waters of Levy’s wry, accomplished novel.

This is no ordinary holiday, of course ? it’s a Freudian nightmare, told in a fractured, flinty style reminiscent of Virginia Woolf.

Kirkus Reviews : Swimming Home (November 01, 2012)

A shortlisted nominee for the Man Booker Prize, deserving of the widest readership.

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Book Details  


Publisher: And Other Stories (October 01, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 158 pages

File size: 185 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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