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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016, a hypnotic tale of female sexuality, power and myth from the author of Swimming Home.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016

Plunge into this hypnotic tale of female sexuality and power - from the Man Booker shortlisted author of Swimming Home
Two women arrive in a village on the Spanish coast. Rose is suffering from a strange illness andher doctors are mystified. Her daughter Sofia has brought her here to find a cure with the infamous and controversial Dr Gomez - a man of questionable methods and motives. Intoxicated by thick heat and the seductive people who move through it, both women begin to see their lives clearly for the first time in years.
Through the opposing figures of mother and daughter, Deborah Levy explores the strange and monstrous nature of womanhood. Dreamlike and utterly compulsive, Hot Milk is a delirious fairy tale of feminine potency, a story both modern and timeless.

Reviews

Propulsive, uncanny, dreamlike... A feverish coming-of-age novel

Daily Telegraph

Perfectly crafted. So mesmerising that reading it is to be under a spell

Independent on Sunday

Hot Milk treads a sweaty, sun-drenched path into the history books. A properly great novel

Romola Garai

The contemporary writer I admire most

Linda Grant

Hypnotic . . . This novel has a transfixing gaze and a terrible sting that burns long after the final page is turned

Observer

Gorgeous. What makes the book so good is Levy's great imagination, the poetry of her language, her way of finding the wonder in the everyday. It's a pleasure

New York Times

Terrific, sizzling with heat and sexuality . . . You devour it in one sitting

Radio Times

Unmissable

New Statesman

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241968031

    May 29, 2017

    Penguin General UK

    224 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780241146552

    May 16, 2016

    Hamish Hamilton

    224 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • EBook

    9780241968024

    March 24, 2016

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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Also by Deborah Levy

The Cost of Living
Things I Don't Want To Know
Early Levy
The Unloved

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