Hot Milk

Hot Milk

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Two women arrive in a Spanish village, a dreamlike place caught between the desert and the ocean, seeking medical advice and salvation. One suffers from a mysterious illness: spontaneous paralysis confines her to a wheelchair. The other, her daughter Sofia, has spent years playing the reluctant detective, struggling to understand her mother’s illness. Surrounded by the oppressive desert heat and the mesmerising figures who move through it, Sofia waits while her mother undergoes the strange programme of treatments invented by Dr Gomez. Searching for a cure to a defiant and quite possibly imagined disease, ever more entangled in the seductive, mercurial games of those around her, Sofia finally comes to confront and reconcile the disparate fragments of her identity.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016

Plunge into this hypnotic tale of female sexuality and power – from the Man Booker shortlisted author of Swimming Home and The Man Who Saw Everything

‘Propulsive, uncanny, dreamlike. A feverish coming-of-age novel’ Daily Telegraph

‘A triumph of storytelling’ Literary Review

‘Today I dropped my laptop on the concrete floor of a bar built on the beach. My laptop has all my life in it and knows more about me than anyone else. So what I am saying is that if it is broken, so am I . . .’

‘Perfectly crafted. So mesmerising that reading it is to be under a spell’ Independent on Sunday

‘Hot Milk treads a sweaty, sun-drenched path into the history books. A properly great novel’ Romola Garai

‘Hot Milk is an extraordinary novel, beautifully rich, vividly atmospheric and psychologically complex… Every man and woman should read it’ Bernardine Evaristo

‘The contemporary writer I admire most’ Linda Grant

‘Hypnotic… This novel has a transfixing gaze and a terrible sting that burns long after the final page is turned’ Observer

‘Gorgeous. What makes the book so good is Levy’s great imagination, the poetry of her language, her way of finding the wonder in the everyday. It’s a pleasure’ New York Times

‘Terrific, sizzling with heat and sexuality . . . You devour it in one sitting’ Radio Times

‘Unmissable’ New Statesman

Additional information

Weight 0.159 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

217

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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