Raving Reviewer of the Day
Everyone likes the underdog, especially when it comes to publishing. The miniature publishing house And Other Books has been getting a raft of good reviews for SWIMMING HOME by Deborah Levy including this encomium from Julia Pascal in the Independent:
This amazing novel is a haunting exploration of loss and longing. It ends with the adult Nina’s terrifying understanding that she can never know when the past begins and ends. And it is this recurring theme of past-in-present that Levy writes about so skilfully. She is also strong on suspense, leading the reader to a hugely surprising end. Swimming Home reminded me of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway. Although a short work, it has an epic quality. This is a prizewinner.
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