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Levy, Deborah

Overview
Works: 72 works in 256 publications in 9 languages and 6,642 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Road fiction  Poetry  Catalogs  History  Juvenile works  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Narrator, Librettist, Performer, Commentator
Classifications: PR6062.E9255, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Deborah Levy
 
Most widely held works by Deborah Levy
Swimming home : a novel by Deborah Levy( Book )

49 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious woman who suffers from mental illness suddenly appears at a vacation villa where two families are staying and her interactions with them reveal secret details about their past and tensions within their relationships with each other
Hot milk : a novel by Deborah Levy( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. Sophia'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"--
Black vodka : ten stories by Deborah Levy( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and German and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of stories that explores human connections, perceptions and loyalty through such tales as "Shining a Light," "Stardust Nation" and "Cave Girl."
Billy and Girl : a novel by Deborah Levy( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brother and sister in Britain search door-to-door for their mother who abandoned them. They are Billy and Girl, teens living on their own, their father having died. A tragicomedy on childhood
The unloved : a novel by Deborah Levy( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a group of hedonistic West European tourists gather to celebrate Christmas in a remote French chateau, an English woman is murdered. Tatiana, 'the unloved child', declares she knows who did it. The subsequent inquiry into the death proves to be more of an investigation into the nature of love, insatiable rage and sadistic desire, framed within an unfolding narrative of colonial violence which will change the tourists' version of history for ever. The Unloved is a pivotal novel in Levy's career, first published in 1994 and reissued now for a new generation of readers
Pillow talk in Europe and other places by Deborah Levy( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of stories explores how men and women interpret and reinvent what freedom means in their relationships with one another." "In "Pillow Talk," everyday rules about decency and kindness are broken and repaired as a Czech man and an English woman search for enduring love in a world that offers them little certainty." ""Vienna" is the story of a man who has sex with an enigmatic woman, despite knowing that she despises him." "In "Cave Girl" a man relates the story of his sister's sex change, not to become a man, but rather to become "less of a real girl and more of a pretend woman." Her surgery transforms her into a woman desired by all men - including her brother."--Jacket
Heresies & Eva and Moses : two plays by Deborah Levy( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ophelia and the great idea by Deborah Levy( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Beautiful mutants by Deborah Levy( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amorous discourse in the suburbs of hell by Deborah Levy( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She is a shimmering, melancholy angel, flown from Paradise to save him from the suburbs of hell. He an accountant, dreaming of a white Christmas, a little garden and someone to love. A storm of romance and slapstick, of heavenly and earthly delights, in this dystopian philosophical poem about individual freedom and the search for the good life."--Back cover
Plays 1 by Deborah Levy( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terug naar huis by Deborah Levy( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De vakantie van vier volwassenen en een puber raakt verstoord als een onverwachte gast door haar vreemde gedrag extreme gevoelens oproept bij alle betrokkenen
Walks on water( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful mutants and Swallowing geography : two early novels by Deborah Levy( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Swimming Home, a single volume comprising her first two novels: Beautiful Mutants, long out of print, and Swallowing Geography, never before published in the United States
All dogs are blue by Rodrigo de Souza Leão( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Dogs are Blue is a fiery and scurrilously funny tale of life in a Rio de Janeiro insane asylum. Our narrator is upset by his ever-widening girth and kept awake by the Rio funk blaring from a nearby favela - fair enough, but what about the undercover agents infiltrating the asylum? He misses the toy dog of his childhood, keeps high literary company with Rimbaud (a mischief-maker) and Baudelaire (a bit too serious for him), and finds himself the leader of a popular cult. All Dogs are Blue burst onto the Brazilian literary scene in 2008. Its raw style and comic inventiveness took readers by storm
Swallowing geography by Deborah Levy( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enhanced performance by Richard Layzell( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot milk : a novel by Deborah Levy( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Swimming home by Deborah Levy( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Swimming Home' is a subversive page-turner, a merciless gaze at the insidious harm that depression can have on apparently stable, well-turned-out people. Set in a summer villa, the story is tautly structured, taking place over a week in which a group of beautiful, flawed tourists in the French Riviera come loose at the seams
Things I don't want to know : on writing by Deborah Levy( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a response to George Orwell's 'Why I Write'. Taking Orwell's famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of reflections on the writing life, this is a companion not just to Orwell's essay, but also to the author's own, essential oeuvre
 
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Billy and Girl : a novel
Alternative Names
Deborah Levy auteur britannique originaire d'Afrique du Sud

Deborah Levy britische Schriftstellerin

Deborah Levy British writer

Deborah Levy Brits schrijfster

Languages
English (172)

German (8)

Spanish (3)

French (2)

Swedish (2)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (2)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
The unloved : a novelPillow talk in Europe and other placesPlays 1Enhanced performance