The Man Who Saw Everything

by Deborah Levy
Paperback

£8.99

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An utterly beguiling fever dream
Daily Telegraph

About this book:

It’s like this, Saul Adler.”No, it’s like this, Jennifer Moreau.’

In 1988, Saul Adler is hit by a car on the Abbey Road. Apparently fine, he gets up and poses for a photograph taken by his girlfriend, Jennifer Moreau. He carries this photo with him to East Berlin: a fragment of the present, an anchor to the West.

But in the GDR he finds himself troubled by time – stalked by the spectres of history, slipping in and out of a future that does not yet exist. Until, in 2016, Saul attempts to cross the Abbey Road again…

The book’s power is such you really want to talk about it so would make a brilliant book club choice.

‘An ice-cold skewering of patriarchy, humanity and the darkness of the 20th century Europe’
The Times

‘Thoroughly gripping’
Sunday Telegraph

‘Writing so beautiful it stops the reader on the page’
Independent

‘Levy splices time in artfully believable, mesmerizing strokes’
Lambda Literary

‘ Skewering totalitarianism – from the state, to the family, to the strictures of the male gaze – Levy explodes conventional narrative to explore the individual’s place and culpability within history’
Guardian

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