Paperback $22.99 - Penguin UK
Fiction - Published: 1/Aug/2017 - ISBN: 9780241146590
When a group of hedonistic West European tourists gather to celebrate Christmas in a remote French chateau, an English woman is murdered. Tatiana, 'the unloved child', declares she knows who did it. The subsequent inquiry into the death proves to be more of an investigation into the nature of love, insatiable rage and sadistic desire, framed within an unfolding narrative of colonial violence which will change the tourists' version of history for ever.
Presaging the style and form of her Man Booker-shortlisted Swimming Home, The Unloved is a pivotal novel in Levy's career, first published in 1994 and reissued now for a new generation of readers.
'Brave and brilliant, measured and lyrical.' Independent
'Levy's sense of dramatic form is unerring, and her precise, dispassionate prose effortlessly summons people and landscapes.' New YorkerDeborah Levy was born in 1969, studied theatre at Dartington College of Arts, and now lives in London. Her plays include Pax, which City Limits considred 'remarkable for its combination of intellectual rigour, poetic fantasy and visual imagination' and Heresies for the Royal Shakespeare Company, 'An ambitious, imaginative, sometimes funny, sometimes touching, passage across a terrain where moral parables and folk fancies meet' (Marina Warner, Independent). She has also published a collection of short stories, Ophelia and the Great Idea, and a novel, Beautiful Mutants, and, most recently, Swallowing Geography, all of which are published by Vintage.
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