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The Resource Swimming Home

Swimming Home

Label
Swimming Home
Title
Swimming Home
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Levy ; introduced by Tom McCarthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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. Deborah Levy's writing combines linguistic virtuosity, technical brilliance and a strong sense of what it means to be alive. Swimming Home represents a new direction for a major writer. 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 2012 and the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize 2013. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012 and National Book Awards Author of the Year 2012
Summary
A group of British tourists renting a villa on the French Riviera comes apart at the seams when a sexy, mysterious young woman walks into their midst and is invited by one of them to stay.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
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10160061
Cataloging source
DLC
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Levy, Deborah
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Swimming Home
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c29c0e3b-97fc-455b-9777-5a90da5fa9f8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781908276063
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Swimming Home
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c29c0e3b-97fc-455b-9777-5a90da5fa9f8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781908276063
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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