Published by an indie company And Other Stories, Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home is a short, startling story of interference, independence and breakdown. This is a nice book to hold and between its covers the characters speed along in new, mostly unwanted directions in their lives. Levy paints her places and people with detail, her dialogue feels authentic and together these make for an engaging read. The book has been BBCR4’s Book at Bedtime this week with, as always, lots left out but enough left in to be worth listening to. If you’ve enjoyed the nightly 15 minute episodes, its also worth reading the book.
For more information see http://www.andotherstories.org/ and http://www.deborahlevy.co.uk/