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    • Hot Milk

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Romola Garai
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother's unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints, but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant - their very last chance - in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis. But Dr. Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Protagonist's journey of self

    • By Kennedy on 02-11-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Cost of Living

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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    Picking up where Things I Don't Want to Know left off, this short, exhilarating memoir shows a writer in radical flux, facing separation and bereavement and emerging renewed from the ashes of a former life. Faced with the restrictions of conventional living, she dismantles her life, expands it and puts it back together in a new shape. Writing as brilliantly as ever about mothers and daughters, about social pressures and the female experience, Deborah Levy confronts a world not designed to accommodate difficult women and ultimately remakes herself in her own image.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Things I Don't Want to Know

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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    Things I Don't Want to Know is the first in Deborah Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography' on writing and womanhood. Taking George Orwell's famous essay 'Why I Write' as a jumping-off point, Deborah Levy offers her own indispensable reflections of the writing life. 

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Swimming Home

    • A Novel
    • By: Deborah Levy, Tom McCarthy (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      3 out of 5 stars 17

    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 enigmatic wife allow her to remain? A subversively brilliant study of love, Swimming Home reveals how the most devastating secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and different

    • By Diana on 08-18-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Hot Milk

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Romola Garai
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Hot Milk by Deborah Levy, read by Romola Garai. Two strangers arrive in a small Spanish fishing village. The older woman is suffering from mysterious paralysis, driven to seek a cure beyond the bounds of conventional medicine. Her daughter, Sofia, has spent years playing the reluctant detective in this mystery, struggling to understand her mother's illness.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Black Vodka

    • Ten Stories
    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, Ralph Lister, Alex Bloch, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    The stories in Black Vodka, by acclaimed author Deborah Levy, are perfectly formed worlds unto themselves, written in elegant yet economical prose. She is a master of the short story, exploring loneliness and belonging; violence and tenderness; the ephemeral and the solid; the grotesque and the beautiful; love and infidelity; and fluid identities national, cultural, and personal.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Unloved

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Sally Scott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Unloved by Deborah Levy. A group of hedonistic West European tourists gather to celebrate Christmas in a remote French chateau. Then an Englishwoman is brutally murdered, and the sad, eerie child Tatiana 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. The Unloved offers a bold and revealing look at some of the events that shaped European and African history and the perils of a future founded on concealed truth.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Beautiful Mutants and Swallowing Geography

    • Two Early Novels
    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck, Heather Wilds
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beautiful Mutants, Deborah Levy's surreal first novel, introduces a manipulative and magical Russian exile who summons forth a series of grotesques - among them the Poet, the Banker, and the Anorexic Anarchist. Levy explores the anxieties that pervaded the 1980s: exile and emigration, broken dreams, crazed greed and the first seeds of the global financial crisis, self-destructive desires, and the disintegration of culture. It is a feverish allegory written in prose so beautiful and acrobatic that it could only come from a poet.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Spindles

    • Short Stories from the Science of Sleep (Science-into-Fiction)
    • By: Penelope A. Lewis - editor, Ra Page - editor, Martyn Bedford, and others
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The relationship between sleep and storytelling is an ancient one. For centuries sleep has provided writers with a magical ingredient, a passage of time during which great changes miraculously occur, an Orpheus-like voyage through the subconscious daubed with the fantastic. But over the last 10 years, our scientific understanding of sleep has been revolutionised. No longer is sleep viewed as a time of simple rest and recuperation. Instead it is proving to be an intensely dynamic period of brain activity.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Unloved

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The image is instant. It whirs out of the camera, and they all watch it develop in silence. "Here." He gives the photograph to the perfect, flawless woman without looking at it, by way of apology. When everyone gathers around Luciana to admire it, Gustav clicks again. The unloved look brave. The unloved look heavier than the loved. Their eyes are sadder, but their thoughts are clearer. They are not concerned with pleasing or affirming their loved one's point of view. The unloved look preoccupied.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Black Vodka

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, Ralph Lister, Alex Bloch, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    "Kissing you is like new paint and old pain. It is like coffee and car alarms and a dim stairway and a stain and it's like smoke.' ('Placing a Call') How does love change us? And how do we change ourselves for love - or for lack of it? Ten stories by acclaimed author Deborah Levy explore these delicate, impossible questions. In Vienna, an icy woman seduces a broken man; in London gardens, birds sing in computer start-up sounds; in ad-land, a sleek copywriter becomes a kind of shaman.

    Regular price: $11.11

    • Beautiful Mutants

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Beautiful Mutants by Deborah Levy, read by Kristen Atherton. Levy's surreal and artful first novel introduces Lapinski - the manipulative and magical Russian exile who summons forth a number of urban pilgrims in a shimmering contemporary allegory about broken dreams and desires.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Swallowing Geography

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Swallowing Geography by Deborah Levy, read by Gabrielle Glaister. 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.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Swimming Home

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Swimming Home by Deborah Levy, read by Sophie Ward. A poet, his wife, her daughter and their friends arrive at the French Riviera. The prospect of a long hot summer stretches ahead of them. At their villa, they find a body in the swimming pool. But this body is very much alive. It is Kitty Finch: self-proclaimed botanist with lurid green fingernails, avid poetry fan, walking naked out of the water and straight into the centre of their holiday. Why is she there? What does she want from them? And why does the poet's wife invite this beautiful young woman to remain?

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Heiße Milch

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Svenja Pages
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die junge Frau Sofia begleitet ihre Mutter Rose nach Andalusien, wo diese in einer Spezialklinik behandelt werden soll, da die Beine ihr den Dienst versagen. Sofia, deren griechischer Vater die Familie vor Jahren verließ, versucht zu ergründen, woran ihre Mutter erkrankt ist und wo sie selbst steht. Beim Schwimmen im Meer, das voller Medusen ist, in Gesprächen mit dem Arzt Dr. Gomez oder dessen Tochter wird ihr immer klarer, dass sie sich von ihrer Mutter befreien muss.

    Regular price: $13.77