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ISBN-10: 1511308613

ISBN-13: 9781511308618

ISBN-10: 1620406756

ISBN-13: 9781620406755

From the fellow Booker Prize-shortlisted writer of Swimming Home, a unmarried quantity comprising her first novels: Beautiful Mutants, lengthy out of print, and Swallowing Geography, by no means sooner than released within the United States.

Beautiful Mutants, Deborah Levy's surreal first novel, introduces a manipulative and magical Russian exile who summons forth a chain of grotesques--among them the Poet, the Banker, and the Anorexic Anarchist. Levy explores the anxieties that pervaded the Nineteen Eighties: exile and emigration, damaged desires, crazed greed and the 1st seeds of the worldwide monetary situation, self-destructive wants, and the disintegration of tradition. it's a feverish allegory written in prose so appealing and acrobatic that it will possibly in simple terms come from a poet. This amazing and pioneering debut is as a lot approximately language because it is the area that ensnares and alienates us.

In Swallowing Geography, J. K., like her namesake Jack Kerouac, is often at the street, touring Europe together with her typewriter in a pillowcase. She wanders, assembly neighbors and strangers, struggling with her raging mom, and taking on the earth via her uniquely irreverent, ironic point of view. Levy blends fairytale with biting satire, pushing on the edges of fact and marveling at the place the area collapses in on itself. during this stunningly unique novel, Deborah Levy searches deep into the guts of the late-twentieth century and doesn't carry again on what she unearths there.

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