The Man Who Saw Everything
  • The Man Who Saw Everything

  • LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2019

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

    '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...

    'A time-bending, location-hopping tale of love, truth and the power of seeing. 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

    'An utterly beguiling fever dream' Daily Telegraph

Deborah Levy is a British playwright, novelist and poet. She is the author of seven novels: Beautiful Mutants (1986); Swallowing Geography (1993); The Unloved (1994); Billy & Girl (1996); Swimming Home (2011); Hot Milk (2016) and the forthcoming The Man Who Saw Everything (2019). Swimming Home was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012; Hot Milk was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 and the Goldsmiths Prize 2016. Deborah is also the author of an acclaimed collection of short stories, Black Vodka (2013), and two 'living autobiographies', Things I Don't Want To Know and The Cost of Living. She has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.