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The Man Who Saw Everything

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Longlisted for the Booker Prize

An electrifying novel about beauty, envy, and carelessness from Deborah Levy, author of the Booker Prize finalists Hot Milk and Swimming Home.

It is 1988 and Saul Adler, a narcissistic young historian, has been invited to Communist East Berlin to do research; in exchange, he must publish a favorable essay about the German Democratic Republic. As a gift for his translator's sister, a Beatles fanatic who will be his host, Saul's girlfriend will shoot a photograph of him standing in the crosswalk on Abbey Road, an homage to the famous album cover. As he waits for her to arrive, he is grazed by an oncoming car, which changes the trajectory of his life.

The Man Who Saw Everything is about the difficulty of seeing ourselves and others clearly. It greets the specters that come back to haunt old and new love, previous and current incarnations of Europe, conscious and unconscious transgressions, and real and imagined betrayals, while investigating the cyclic nature of history and its reinvention by people in power. Here, Levy traverses the vast reaches of the human imagination while artfully blurring sexual and political binaries - feminine and masculine.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Man Who Saw Everything
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ISBN: 1-63286-984-5 / 978-1-63286-984-5 (USA edition)
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Title: The Man Who Saw Everything
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Title: The Man Who Saw Everything
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August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Man Who Saw Everything
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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October 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Man Who Saw Everything
Author(s): Deborah Levy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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October 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Man Who Saw Everything
Author(s): Deborah Levy
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Man Who Saw Everything
Author(s): Deborah Levy
Publisher: Penguin
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