Book Beginning – SWIMMING HOME by Deborah Levy

I recently began listening to the audio version of Swimming Home by Deborah Levy, narrated by Juliet Aubrey.

Swimming Home by Deborah LevySwimming Home was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2012.

The Book Beginning is:

As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive. She is Kitty Finch: a self-proclaimed botanist with green-painted fingernails, walking naked out of the water and into the heart of their holiday.

As you can sense from the opening lines, this novella exudes an uncommon and unsettling intensity.

Find out more about Swimming Home by Deborah Levy ( AudibleAmazon | Booktopia | Kobobooks | Indiebound )

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18 Comments on "Book Beginning – SWIMMING HOME by Deborah Levy"


Guest
September 14, 2013

Very intense beginning. THANKS for sharing.

Elizabeth
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Guest
September 14, 2013

I would definitely try this book. The beginning really sets the scene.

Guest
September 14, 2013

I bought the eBook and think I just might like this one:)

Guest
September 13, 2013

It is definitely unexpected and stunning…thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

Guest

The opening grabbed my attention, so I would keep reading. Here’s my Friday post:
http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/09/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_13.html

Guest
September 13, 2013

This is on my to read pile. I like the opening, how she walks ‘into the heart of their holiday’, plus the intial momentary doubt about if she is alive! I hope you’re enjoying listening to it.
Here’s mine http://thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/book-beginnings-12-ten-things-ive.html

Guest
September 13, 2013

Kitty Finch is a really great character! This novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in the UK :)

Guest
September 13, 2013

Naked in the pool? I really hope this girl is not too young.

My hop

Guest

I read this title a few weeks ago and it was a very intriguing piece. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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