August Blue

August Blue

Fiction, General Fiction
Hardback Published on: 04/05/2023
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August Blue
A Feast For The Senses
I went from enjoying and appreciating Levy's novels to becoming slightly obsessed with her last year after reading her autobiographical trilogy, which were... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley


'If she was my double and I was hers, was it true that she was knowing, I was unknowing, she was sane, I was crazy, she was wise, I was foolish? That summer, the air was electric between us as we transmitted our feelings to each other across three countries.' Elsa M. Anderson is a classical piano virtuoso. In a flea market in Athens, she watches an enigmatic woman buy two mechanical dancing horses. Is it possible that the woman who is so enchanted with the horses is her living double? Is she also looking for reasons to live? Chasing their doubles across Europe, the two women grapple with their preconceived conceptions of the world and each other, culminating in a final encounter in a fateful summer rainstorm. A vivid portrait of a long-held identity coming apart, August Blue expands our understanding of the ways in which we seek to find ourselves in others and create ourselves anew.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241421314
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 377g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 26 mm

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August Blue
“How to construct a self”..
Deborah Levy is one of the most creative writers of contemporary English literature. August Blue is an interesting, experimental novel about a young women’... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
August Blue
European mystery
August Blue by Deborah Levy A gifted pianist, Elsa arrives in Athens, where she sees a mysterious women buying toy horses at a souvenir stall. Who is th... READ MORE
Jonathan  Kaye
August Blue
Not a word out of place
I was sent a copy of August Blue by Deborah Levy to read and review by NetGalley. I love Deborah Levy’s writing. There is never a word out of place or a ... READ MORE
August Blue
Beautifully written work of literary fiction
My thanks to Penguin Group U.K. Hamish Hamilton for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘August Blue’ by Deborah Levy. The protagonist of Levy’s latest work of liter... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan