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Hot Milk Paperback – 16 May 2016

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hamish Hamilton; 1st edition (16 May 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0241146550
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0241146552
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.3 x 1.6 x 23.4 cm
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Unsettling, challenging and gloriously written, Hot Milk by Deborah Levy is the multi-generational story of a hallucinatory sort of summer (Juliet Nicolson, Evening Standard)

Leaves the reader enraptured and unnerved (Jackie Annesley, Evening Standard)

Publisher's description. Shortlisted for the Man Booker and Goldsmiths prizes, a hypnotic tale of female sexuality and power under the scorching midday sun. Sofia and her mother arrive on the Spanish coast looking for answers - what they find there will be strange, seductive and fearsome beyond their wildest dreams. (Penguin)

Vibrant...an intense, sun-drenched story. The prose veers dizzily between the poetic and the convoluted, spreading a hallucinatory patina of weirdness over everything. This is a writer for whom ordinary language just will not do. (The Times)

An extraordinary novel, beautifully rich, vividly atmospheric and psychologically complex. Every woman should read it (Bernardine Evaristo, author of MR LOVERMAN)

So mesmerising that reading it is to be under a spell...Sex suffuses the novel, with pleasure frequently crossing into pain (Independent on Sunday)

A smart, seductive and utterly beguiling read (Mail on Sunday)

Elegant and deeply strange [and] hummingly funny throughout (Spectator)

What makes the book so good is Ms. Levy's great imagination, the poetry of her language [and] moving gracefully among pathos, danger and humor (New York Times)

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"Under the unblinking glare of the desert sun, mother and daughter strain at the ragged boundaries of their relationship, testing the bonds of kinship to breaking point. Intoxicating and compulsively readable,Hot Milk unspools a hypnotic tale of female rage and sexuality, of myths and timeless monsters."

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