August Blue


Product Details

$27.00  $25.11
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
5.83 X 8.5 X 0.84 inches | 0.67 pounds

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About the Author

Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays, and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, broadcast on the BBC, and widely translated. She is the author of highly praised novels, including The Man Who Saw Everything (long-listed for the Booker Prize), Hot Milk and Swimming Home (both Man Booker Prize finalists), The Unloved, and Billy and Girl; the acclaimed story collection Black Vodka; and two parts of her working autobiography, Things I Don't Want to Know and The Cost of Living. She lives in London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.


Advance Praise

"The novel delves into questions about identity, what we owe and to whom, and whether our paths are ever really chosen, or laid down for us by circumstance. Levy makes a metaphor of twinhood and doppelgangers to illustrate our alternate lives, she recycles phrases throughout the book in a kind of prayer of repetition, and she leaves us with absences, and gifts, and mirrors. It's a lovely and spare portrayal of coming to terms with the truth of our lives, our specific oneness."
--Julia Hass, Literary Hub

"[Deborah Levy's] style is full of gaps and sharp edges, circling around questions of gender and power, inheritance, autonomy and lack . . . The narrative here has a fittingly musical quality, running forward in spurts, pausing, repeating key phrases . . . The wistful, fabular quality is appealing, as are those aphoristic statements Levy is so skilled at dispensing: sly comments on contemporary power dynamics likewise in the process of changing into new and as yet uncertain forms."
--Olivia Laing, The Guardian

"[A] magnificent experiment in surrealism . . . This is a stunner."
--Publisher's Weekly (starred)

"An economical, elliptical, but always entertaining novel of transformation by a highly skilled enigmatist."
--Kirkus Reviews