Black Vodka: Ten Stories

Author(s): Deborah Levy; Michèle Roberts (Introduction by)

Fiction

The stories in Black Vodka, by acclaimed author Deborah Levy, are perfectly formed worlds unto themselves, written in elegant yet economical prose. She is a master of the short story, exploring loneliness and belonging; violence and tenderness; the ephemeral and the solid; the grotesque and the beautiful; love and infidelity; and fluid identities national, cultural, and personal. In "Shining a Light,+? a woman's lost luggage is juxtaposed with far more serious losses. An icy woman seduces a broken man in "Vienna,+? and a man's empathy threatens to destroy him in "Stardust Nation.+? "Cave Girl+? features a girl who wants to be a different kind of woman-she succeeds in a shocking way. A deformed man seeks beauty amid his angst in the title story. These are twenty-first century lives dissected with razor-sharp humor and curiosity. Published simultaneously with Things I Don't Want to Know: On Writing, Levy's stories will send you tumbling into a rabbit hole, and you won't be able to scramble out until long after you've turned the last page. "Deborah Levy showed she is a top-hitting novelist with a Man Booker Prize shortlist place for Swimming Home. Can she conquer the genre which demands she fashion perfect jewels? . . . Yes, Levy can do macro- and microcosm. These tales of unconventional love reinforce her reputation as a major contemporary writer who never pulls her punches.+? -The Independent


Product Information

Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of highly praised books including Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography and Billy and Girl. Her most recent novel, Swimming Home (2011, And Other Stories) was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. Black Vodka, the title story in this collection, was shortlisted for the 2012 BBC International Short Story Competition

General Fields

  • : 9781908276162
  • : And Other Stories
  • : Anchor Books
  • : February 2013
  • : 210mm X 138mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 125
  • : Deborah Levy; Michèle Roberts (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.92