About this book
Deborah LevyReader's Guide ↓
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and selected as a New York Times Notable Book, 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. She is Kitty Finch: a sexy, mysterious young woman who walks naked out of the water and straight into the heart of their holiday. But why is she there? What does she want from them all? And why does Joe’s enigmatic wife invite her to stay?
Taking place over a single week, Swimming Home reveals how a group of beautiful, flawed tourists in the French Riviera come loose at the seams. Both profound and thrilling, Deborah Levy explores what it means to be alive and how the most devastating secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves.
About the Author
Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays, and poetry. She is the author of highly praised novels, including Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography, and Billy and Girl. Swimming Home, her most recent novel, was serialized on BBC Radio 4 as a Book at Bedtime and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Awards and Praise
- Short-listed Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Award, 2012
- Short-listed Man Booker Prize, 2012
- Commended New York Times Notable Books, 2012
- Short-listed Waterstones UK Author of the Year, 2012
- Commended Amazon.ca Best Books: Editors' Picks, 2012
- Commended Huffington Post Best Books, 2012