Waterstones Tottenham Court Road19-21 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 1BJ
jeudi 2 avril de 17:30 à 19:00
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Join us and Deborah Levy to celebrate the publication of Booker Prize longlisted 'The Man Who Saw Everything'. Writer and editor Ben Eastham will be talking to Deborah about her most recent book.
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.
'The Man Who Saw Everything' has been described as 'Exquisite' (Guardian) and as 'an utterly beguiling fever dream of a novel' (Telegraph). It is written with the dizzying, hypnotic prose that readers of Deborah's work will be joyfully familiar with. The book is dazzling both in style and in subject matter and we are so pleased to welcome you to join us for this special evening.
Deborah Levy is a TCR favourite. She is the author of seven novels, including 'Swimming Home', 'Hot Milk' (Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month June 2017) and 'The Man Who Saw Everything'. She has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize twice and the Goldsmiths Prize twice. Deborah Levy is also the author of an acclaimed series of living autobiographies, 'Things I Don't Want To Know' and 'The Cost of Living'. The final volume of this series, 'Real Estate', will be published by Hamish Hamilton in 2021.
Ben Eastham is a writer and editor based in London. He is editor of ArtReview and co-founder of The White Review. His writing has appeared in ArtReview, frieze, the London Review of Books, the New York Times, Mousse, art-agenda, the Times Literary Supplement, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and numerous other publications. He has written catalogue essays for artists including Ed Ruscha, Camille Henrot and John Gerrard.