ISBN-10: 1511308613

ISBN-13: 9781511308618

ISBN-10: 1620406756

ISBN-13: 9781620406755

From the fellow Booker Prize-shortlisted writer of Swimming Home, a unmarried quantity comprising her first novels: Beautiful Mutants, lengthy out of print, and Swallowing Geography, by no means prior to released within the United States.

Beautiful Mutants, Deborah Levy's surreal first novel, introduces a manipulative and magical Russian exile who summons forth a chain of grotesques--among them the Poet, the Banker, and the Anorexic Anarchist. Levy explores the anxieties that pervaded the Nineteen Eighties: exile and emigration, damaged desires, crazed greed and the 1st seeds of the worldwide monetary difficulty, self-destructive wishes, and the disintegration of tradition. it's a feverish allegory written in prose so appealing and acrobatic that it could actually in basic terms come from a poet. This extraordinary and pioneering debut is as a lot approximately language because it is the area that ensnares and alienates us.

In Swallowing Geography, J. K., like her namesake Jack Kerouac, is often at the highway, touring Europe along with her typewriter in a pillowcase. She wanders, assembly pals and strangers, fighting her raging mom, and taking on this planet via her uniquely irreverent, ironic viewpoint. Levy blends fairytale with biting satire, pushing on the edges of truth and marveling at the place the realm collapses in on itself. during this stunningly unique novel, Deborah Levy searches deep into the center of the late-twentieth century and doesn't carry again on what she unearths there.

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From the guy Booker Prize-shortlisted writer of Swimming domestic, a unmarried quantity comprising her first novels: appealing Mutants, lengthy out of print, and Swallowing Geography, by no means earlier than released within the usa. appealing Mutants, Deborah Levy's surreal first novel, introduces a manipulative and magical Russian exile who summons forth a chain of grotesques--among them the Poet, the Banker, and the Anorexic Anarchist.

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