Hot Milk
Deborah Levy

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Narrated By: Romola Garai

Duration: 8 hours and 30 minutes

What to expect

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

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Hot Milk by Deborah Levy, read by Romola Garai.

Two women arrive in a village on the Spanish coast. Rose is suffering from a strange illness andher doctors are mystified. Her daughter Sofia has brought her here to find a cure with the infamous and controversial Dr Gomez - a man of questionable methods and motives. Intoxicated by thick heat and the seductive people who move through it, both women begin to see their lives clearly for the first time in years.

Through the opposing figures of mother and daughter, Deborah Levy explores the strange and monstrous nature of womanhood. Dreamlike and utterly compulsive, Hot Milk is a delirious fairy tale of feminine potency, a story both modern and timeless.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Narrative theme: Interior life, Narrative theme: Coming of age, Narrative theme: Sense of place

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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