A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURY
WINNER OF THE PRIX FEMINA ETRANGER 2020
Following on from the critically acclaimed Things I Don’t Want to Know, discover the powerful second memoir in Deborah Levy’s essential three-part ‘Living Autobiography’.
‘I can’t think of any writer aside from Virginia Woolf who writes better about what it is to be a woman’ Observer
‘Life falls apart.
We try to get a grip and hold it together.
And then we realise we don’t want to hold it together . . .’
The final instalment in Deborah Levy’s critically acclaimed ‘Living Autobiography’, Real Estate, is available now.
‘I just haven’t stopped reading it . . . it talks so beautifully about being a woman’ Billie Piper on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs
‘It is the story of every woman throughout history who has expended her love and labour on making a home that turns out to serve the needs of everyone except herself. Wonderful’ Guardian
‘Wise, subtle and ironic, Levy’s every sentence is a masterpiece of clarity and poise . . . a brilliant writer’ Daily Telegraph
‘A graceful and lyrical rumination on the questions, “What is a woman for? What should a woman be?”‘ Tatler
‘Extraordinary and beautiful, suffused with wit and razor-sharp insights’ Financial Times