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  • Published: 15 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241977606
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

The Man Who Saw Everything




The unmissable, Booker Prize-longlisted novel from the critically acclaimed author of Hot Milk

In 1988, 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.

  • Published: 15 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241977606
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

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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