Deborah Levy

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Narrated By: Sally Scott

Duration: 5 hours and 51 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Unloved by Deborah Levy, read by Sally Scott.

A group of hedonistic West European tourists gather to celebrate Christmas in a remote French chateau. Then an Englishwoman is brutally murdered, and the sad, eerie child Tatiana declares she knows who did it.

The subsequent inquiry into the death proves to be more of an investigation into the nature of love, insatiable rage and sadistic desire. The Unloved offers a bold and revealing look at some of the events that shaped European and African history, and the perils of a future founded on concealed truth.


Modern & contemporary fiction, Crime & mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss

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An exciting writer, sharp and shocking as the knives her characters wield

Sunday Times

One of the few British writers comfortable on a world stage

New Statesman

Graphic, claustrophobic and fractured, this is emotionally violent and challenging work from a bold modern writer.


A brave and brilliant book

Independent on The Unloved

Deborah Levy's storytelling is allusive, elliptical and disturbing. Her touch is gentle, often funny and always acute