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  • Published: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241268025
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $32.99
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The Man Who Saw Everything




Electrifying and audacious, an unmissable new novel from the twice-Man Booker-shortlisted author of Hot Milk.

In 1989, Saul is hit by a car on the Abbey Rd crossing. He is fine; he gets up and goes to see his girlfriend, Jennifer. They have sex and then break up. He leaves for the GDR, where he will have more sex (with several members of the same family), harvest mushrooms in the rain, bury his dead father in a matchbox, and get on the wrong side of the Stasi.

In 2016, Saul is hit by a car on the Abbey Rd crossing. He is not fine at all; he is rushed to hospital and spends the following days in and out of consciousness, in and out of history. Jennifer is sitting by his bedside. His very-much-not-dead father is sitting by his bedside. Someone important is missing.

Deborah Levy presents an ambitious, playful and totally electrifying novel about what we see and what we fail to see, about carelessness and the harm we do to others, about the weight of history and our ruinous attempts to shrug it off.

  • Pub date: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241268025
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Deborah Levy

Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of numerous books, including the essay 'Things I Don't Want to Know'and the early novels Swallowing Geography and Beautiful Mutants. Her novel Swimming Home was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards and 2013 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize.

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