Deborah Levy

August Blue

August Blue


At the height of her career, concert pianist Elsa M. Anderson - former child prodigy, now in her thirties - walks off the stage in Vienna, mid-performance.

Now she is in Athens, watching as an uncannily familiar young woman purchases the last pair of mechanical dancing horses at a flea market. Elsa soon begins a journey across Europe, on the run from her talent and her history, shadowed by the elusive woman with the dancing horses.

A dazzling portrait of melancholy and metamorphosis, August Blue uncovers the ways in which we seek to lose an old story, find ourselves in others and create ourselves anew.

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