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Hot Milk
By (author): Deborah Levy
Deborah Levy


Bloomsbury USA



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Paperback , Trade
May 09, 2017
Print Run: 30000
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1.11in x 1.11 x 0 in | 10 gr

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224 pages
Bloomsbury USA
FICTION / Literary
I have been sleuthing my mother's symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I see myself as an unwilling detective with a desire for justice, is her illness an unsolved crime? If so, who is the villain and who is the victim? 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, and as the treatment progresses, Sofia's mother's illness becomes increasingly baffling. Sofia's role as detective-tracking her mother's symptoms in an attempt to find the secret motivation for her pain-deepens as she discovers her own desires in this transient desert community. Hot Milk is a profound exploration of the sting of sexuality, of unspoken female rage, of myth and modernity, the lure of hypochondria and big pharma, and, above all, the value of experimenting with life; of being curious, bewildered, and vitally alive to the world.

Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays, and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, widely broadcast on the BBC, and translated into fourteen languages. She is the author of highly praised novels including Swimming Home (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012), The Unloved, and Billy and Girl, the story collection Black Vodka, and the essay Things I Don't Want to Know . She lives in London.

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"A web of violent beauty and poetical ennui . . . Seductive." - The New York Times Book Review "A powerful novel of the interior life, which Levy creates with a vividness that recalls Virginia Woolf . . . Transfixing." -Erica Wagner, The Guardian "A complicated, gorgeous work." - Marie Claire "Scintillating, provocative . . . Levy combines intellect and empathy to impressively modern effect." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Exquisite . . . Perfectly crafted, a dream-narrative so mesmerising that reading it is to be under a spell." - Independent

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