Sunday, 14 April 2013

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

"The swimming pool in the grounds of the tourist villa was more like a pond than the languid blue pools in holiday brochures."

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize last year, Swimming Home makes for an interesting read. An idyllic villa on the French Riviera is the scene for subterfuge, depression, adultery, and a powerful finale. The prose is beautifully executed. Outward perfection masks inner turmoil at every level. A rather quick read, this novel would make a great book club selection. In any case, it is certainly worth exploring.  Dive in, 5 out of 5.

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