Beautiful Mutants is a stunning early novel by the Man Booker-shortlisted Deborah Levy.
Levy's surreal and artful first novel, Beautiful Mutants, introduces Lapinski -- the manipulative and magical Russian exile who summons forth a number of urban pilgrims in a shimmering contemporary allegory about broken dreams and desires . . .
'A stunningly original writer' Kirsty Gunn
'It throbs its way into the imagination like the unguided missiles it decries' Observer
'Levy's strength is her originality of thought and expression' Jeanette Winterson
Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of highly praised books including The Unloved, Things I Don't Want to Know, Swallowing Geography and Billy and Girl. Her novel Swimming Home was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards (UK Author of the Year) and 2013 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, while the title story of her most recent work of fiction, Black Vodka, was shortlisted for the 2012 BBC International Short Story Award.
It throbs its way into the imagination like the unguided missiles it decries
In this interview with Five Dials, Deborah Levy, discusses The Cost of Living, the next instalment in her trilogy of 'living autobiographies'