ContemporaryHot Milk by Deborah Levy

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy


I had to bring this bestselling book by renowned author and playwright Deborah Levy with me. It was meant to be read by the water. As my surroundings are so surreal I have taken about 8000 pictures of it by the pool and bay so swipe for a little taste. Don’t think we have ever had so many responses to stories – I am in Lefkada, Greece in a villa by a cove with friends, who each packed a stack of my books (hence the total amount of 18, a bit extreme even for me).

Hot Milk follows the story of mother, Rose, and daughter, Sofia, an anthropologist who embark on a journey to a Spanish clinic in search of a medical cure for Rose’s paralysis.

Shortlisted for the Man Booker, Levy explores identity, obsession and duty with vivid prose, creating a strong sense of place and emotion. The early pages have a deceptive realism, each sentence is rich with meaning, it almost feels like a poem at times. A sun-drenched hypnotic portrayal of female sexuality, we are in the mind of Sofia, a surprising, complex character that has stayed with me ever since I first read this book. There is a dreamlike quality with layers of symbolism which is why many fans go back again and again ~ C

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