An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell
A love song between an angel and an accountant in the suburbs of London from Man Booker shortlisted Levy
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. She attempts to fly him away from his habits and fears, while he holds on tight to all he knows.
Man Booker Prize shortlisted Deborah Levy whips up 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.
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About the Author
Deborah Levy is a British playwright, novelist and poet. She is the author of six novels, Beautiful Mutants (1986); Swallowing Geography (1993); The Unloved (1994); Billy & Girl (1996); and Swimming Home (2011), which was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize as well as the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize. Deborah is also the author of a collection of short stories, Black Vodka (2013), which was shortlisted for the BBC International Short Story Award and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. She has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC. Her novel, Hot Milk, was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.
"Lively, sharp, remarkably evocative with very few words, Levy is the best kind of 'modern' writer." --Booklist
"Levy's sense of dramatic form ... is unerring" --The New Yorker
"I loved this effervescent dialogue between she and He, angel and accountant, wild desire and the (ever more desirable) quotidian. It's Deborah Levy at her wise, witty and playful best. Read it and be seduced away from (or back into) the suburbs of hell." --Lisa Appignanesi
"Accomplished and uncanny. The strange, unpredictable journey is worth it."--Alex Clark, Guardian
"Levy's strength is her originality of thought and expression." --Jeanette Winterson