Book Club

 

August 2017

Come join us for a drink or two to talk about Swimming Home by Deborah Levy.

Venue: Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street
Oxford, OX2 6AE United Kingdom

When: Monday 7th August
Time: 6:30 pm

Swimming Home is a subversive page-turner, a merciless gaze at the insidious harm that depression can have on apparently stable, well-turned-out people. Set in a summer villa, the story is tautly structured, taking place over a single week in which a group of beautiful, flawed tourists in the French Riviera come loose at the seams. Levy's writing combines linguistic virtuosity, technical brilliance and a strong sense of what it means to be alive. Swimming Home represents a new direction for a major writer. In this book, the wildness and the danger are all the more powerful for resting just beneath the surface. With its deep psychology, biting humour and deceptively light surface, it wears its darkness lightly.

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