Early Levy: Beautiful Mutants and Swallowing Geography
Paperback $24.99 - Penguin UK
Fiction - Published: 26/Mar/2014 - ISBN: 9780241968338
Back in print at last, two pioneering early works from Deborah Levy which have inspired a cult following, launching the career of this essential writer:
Lapinski, a manipulative and magical Russian exile, summons forth a number of highly contemporary urban pilgrims. Through them, Levy explores broken dreams and self-destructive desires in a shimmering, dislocated allegory of its times.
Like her namesake Jack Kerouac, J.K. is always on the road, travelling Europe with her typewriter in a pillowcase. From J.K.'s irreverent, ironic perspective, Levy charts a new, dizzying, end-of-the-century world of shifting boundaries and displaced peoples.
Early Levy shows a writer utterly unafraid to take risks, in both imagination and subject matter, and to chart the world as she sees it.
'Throbs its way into the imagination like the unguided missiles it decries.' City Limits
'Distilled images of vital and unsettling power. Levy is one of the few contemporary British writers comfortable on a world stage.' New Statesman
'She storms through the back door, refusing to be weighed down with rationalist and aesthetic baggage . . . [This] is a world on the brink of destruction but it's going down with a barnyard laugh and an explosive extravagance of imagination.' Blitz
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