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Title:Hot Milk
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Bloomsbury USA
ISBN:1620406691
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Number of Pages:218
Category:Fiction, Literary fiction, Contemporary, Spain

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Hot Milk Sofia a young anthropologist has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother s unexplainable illness She s frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life She and Rose travel to the searing arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant Dr Gomez their very last chance in the hope that he might cure Rose s unpredictable limb paralysis but Dr Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine and as the treatment progresses Rose s illness becomes increasingly baffling Sofia s role as detective tracking Rose 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

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Sofia a young anthropologist has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother s unexplainable illness She s frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life She and Rose travel to the searing arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant Dr Gomez their very last chance in the hope that he might cure Rose s unpredictable limb paralysis but Dr Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine and as the treatment progresses Rose s illness becomes increasingly baffling Sofia s role as detective tracking Rose 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, No description available, In this brilliant inventive tragic farce Deborah Levy creates the ultimate dysfunctional kids Billy and his sister Girl Apparently abandoned years ago by their parents they now live alone somewhere in England Girl spends much of her time trying to find their mother going to strangers doors and addressing whatever Prozac woman who answers as Mom Billy spends his time fantasizing a future in which he will be famous perhaps in the United States as a movie star or as a psychiatrist or as a doctor to blondes with breast enlargements or as the author of Billy England s Book of Pain Together they both support and torture each other barely able to remember their pasts but intent on forging a future that will bring them happiness and reunite them with the ever elusive Mom Billy and Girl are every boy and girl reeling from the pain of their childhoods forgetting what they need to forget inventing worlds they think will be better but usually just prolonging nightmares as they begin to create or so it seems alternative personalities that will allow them to survive and conquer and punish In the end the reader is as bewildered as Billy and Girl have they found Mom and a semblance of family or are they completely out of control and ready to explode, i Swimming Home i is a subversive page turner a merciless gaze at the insidious harm that depression can have on apparently stable well turned out people Set in a summer villa the story is tautly structured taking place over a single week in which a group of beautiful flawed tourists in the French Riviera come loose at the seams Deborah Levy s writing combines linguistic virtuosity technical brilliance and a strong sense of what it means to be alive i Swimming Home i represents a new direction for a major writer In this book the wildness and the danger are all the more powerful for resting just beneath the surface With its deep psychology biting humour and deceptively light surface it wears its darkness lightly