Hot Milk Deborah Levy

Everyday low prices, plus 3.99 shipping. Click for details.
Hot Milk

Hardcover

Product Dimensions:
8.40 X 5.80 X 0.80"
Shipping Weight:
0.80 lbs
Pages:
224
ISBN:
9781620406694
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
File Size:
Release Date:
July 12, 2016
 
Pricing Policy
Returns Policy
Shipping Information
 

Price: $26.00 $19.50
Save: $6.50 (25%)

This product ships in 24 hours

Available formats:

  • Hardcover
  • Paperback
  • Audiobook
  • Ebook

Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Hot Milk moves "gracefully among pathos, danger, and humor (The New York Times).

I have been sleuthing my mother s symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I see myself as an unwilling detective with a desire for justice, is her illness an unsolved crime? If so, who is the villain and who is the victim?

Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother s unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints, but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant--their very last chance--in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis.

But Dr. Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine, and as the treatment progresses, Sofia's mother's illness becomes increasingly baffling. Sofia's role as detective--tracking her mother's symptoms in an attempt to find the secret motivation for her pain--deepens as she discovers her own desires in this transient desert community.

Hot Milk is a profound exploration of the sting of sexuality, of unspoken female rage, of myth and modernity, the lure of hypochondria and big pharma, and, above all, the value of experimenting with life; of being curious, bewildered, and vitally alive to the world.

Contributors

Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays, and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, widely broadcast on the BBC, and translated into fourteen languages. The author of highly praised novels including Swimming Home (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012), The Unloved, and Billy and Girl, the story collection Black Vodka, and the essay Things I Don't Want to Know, she lives in London.

Poetry Bestsellers

  • Quickview
  • Quickview
  • Quickview
  • Quickview
  • Quickview
  • Quickview
close

Save up to

40% off

List Price

On Daily Deals

Plus 4.99 Flat Rate
Shipping

Award Winner

Hardcover price:

Release date:

ISBN:

Publisher:

Available formats: