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The Early Novels

(2017)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
Beautiful Mutants, Deborah Levy's feverish allegory of a 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.

In Swallowing Geography, J. K., like her namesake Jack Kerouac, is always on the road, traveling Europe with her typewriter in a pillowcase. She wanders, meeting friends and strangers, battling her raging mother, and taking in the world through her uniquely irreverent, ironic perspective. Levy blends fairytale with biting satire, pushing at the edges of reality and marveling at where the world collapses in on itself.

In The Unloved, a group of hedonistic tourists--from Algeria, England, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, and America--gathers to celebrate the holidays in a remote French chateau. Then a woman is brutally murdered, and the sad, eerie child Tatiana declares she knows who did it. The subsequent inquiry into the death, however, proves to be more of an investigation into the nature of identity, love, insatiable rage, and sadistic desire.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Early Novels: Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography, The Unloved
Author(s): Deborah Levy
ISBN: 1-63286-908-X / 978-1-63286-908-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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May 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Early Novels: Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography, The Unloved
Author(s): Deborah Levy
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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