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Deborah Levy forces you to confront the things you don’t want to know

In her latest book, the protagonist's psyche splits, leaving questions about how past relationships inform our present

By Francesca Wade   Winter Special

Strange things happen in Deborah Levy’s novels. People send birds’ eggs in the post, arrange rabbit tails in vases, wear capes made of swan feathers and flirt with strangers under crystal chandeliers, and eat the chocolate left out for rats. They are drawn to water: sometimes they float through azure pools in leopard-skin bikinis, at…

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