Deborah Levy's electrifying novel examines the grave crime of carelessness, the weight of history and our ruinous attempts to shrug it off.

London, 1988. Saul Adler is a narcissistic young historian is hit by a car on 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 East Germany, he finds himself troubled by time - stalked by the spectres of history, slipping in and out of a future that does not yet exist. Then, in 2016, Saul attempts to cross Abbey Road again...

The 2019 Booker Prize
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Deborah Levy

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Deborah Levy is the author of seven novels, and she has been shortlisted twice for the Goldsmiths Prize and three times for the Booker Prize.
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