Cost Of Living

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Following the acclaimed ‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’, Deborah Levy returns to the subject of her life in letters. ‘The Cost of Living’ reveals a writer in radical flux, considering what it means to live with value and meaning and pleasure.

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A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURY

The powerful second memoir from the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home

‘I just haven’t stopped reading it . . . it talks so beautifully about being a woman’ Billie Piper on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs

‘Life falls apart.
We try to get a grip and hold it together.
And then we realise we don’t want to hold it together . . .’

Praise for The Cost of Living:

‘It is the story of every woman throughout history who has expended her love and labour on making a home that turns out to serve the needs of everyone except herself. Wonderful. Not so much a memoir as an eloquent manifestoGuardian

‘Wise, subtle and ironic, Levy’s every sentence is a masterpiece of clarity and poise . . . a brilliant writer’ Daily Telegraph

A graceful and lyrical rumination on the questions, “What is a woman for? What should a woman be?” ‘ Tatler

‘I can’t think of any writer aside from Virginia Woolf who writes better about what it is to be a woman’ Observer

‘Extraordinary and beautiful, suffused with wit and razor sharp insightsFinancial Times

‘A heady, absorbing read’ Evening Standard

Additional information

Weight0.15 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

vii, 186

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

824.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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