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Levy, Deborah: August Blue

The mesmerising new novel from the twice Booker-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home

At the height of her career, concert pianist Elsa M. Anderson - former child prodigy, now in her thirties - walks off the stage in Vienna, mid-performance.

Now she is in Athens, watching as another young woman, a stranger but uncannily familiar - almost her double - purchases a pair of mechanical dancing horses at a flea market. Elsa wants the horses too, but there are no more for sale. She drifts to the ferry port, on the run from her talent and her history.

So begins a journey across Europe, shadowed by the elusive woman who bought the dancing horses.

A dazzling portrait of melancholy and metamorphosis, August Blue uncovers the ways in which we seek to lose an old story, find ourselves in others and create ourselves anew.

'A writer at the peak of her talents' Lisa Appignanesi

'There's no one touching the brilliance of Deborah Levy's prose today' Lee Rourke

'Levy's strength is her originality of thought and expression' Jeanette Winterson


Autor Levy, Deborah
Verlag Random House UK
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2023
Seitenangabe 256 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H22.2 cm x B14.4 cm x D2.6 cm 377 g
Coverlag Hamish Hamilton (Imprint/Brand)

The mesmerising new novel from the twice Booker-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home

At the height of her career, concert pianist Elsa M. Anderson - former child prodigy, now in her thirties - walks off the stage in Vienna, mid-performance.

Now she is in Athens, watching as another young woman, a stranger but uncannily familiar - almost her double - purchases a pair of mechanical dancing horses at a flea market. Elsa wants the horses too, but there are no more for sale. She drifts to the ferry port, on the run from her talent and her history.

So begins a journey across Europe, shadowed by the elusive woman who bought the dancing horses.

A dazzling portrait of melancholy and metamorphosis, August Blue uncovers the ways in which we seek to lose an old story, find ourselves in others and create ourselves anew.

'A writer at the peak of her talents' Lisa Appignanesi

'There's no one touching the brilliance of Deborah Levy's prose today' Lee Rourke

'Levy's strength is her originality of thought and expression' Jeanette Winterson


CHF 35.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-0-241-42131-4
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in 24 Stunden

Über den Autor Levy, Deborah

Deborah Levy is the author of several novels including August Blue, Hot Milk and Swimming Home, alongside a formally innovative, critically acclaimed 'living autobiography' trilogy: Things I Don't Want to Know, The Cost of Living and Real Estate. She has been shortlisted twice each for the Goldsmiths Prize and Booker Prize and won the Prix Femina Etranger. She has also written for The Royal Shakespeare Company and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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