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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Hot Milk moves "gracefully among pathos, danger, and humor” (The New York Times).

I have been sleuthing my mother''s symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I see myself as an unwilling detective with a desire for justice, is her illness an unsolved crime? If so, who is the villain and who is the victim?


Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother''s unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints, but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant--their very last chance--in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis.

But Dr. Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine, and as the treatment progresses, Sofia''s mother''s illness becomes increasingly baffling. Sofia''s role as detective--tracking her mother''s symptoms in an attempt to find the secret motivation for her pain--deepens as she discovers her own desires in this transient desert community.

Hot Milk is a profound exploration of the sting of sexuality, of unspoken female rage, of myth and modernity, the lure of hypochondria and big pharma, and, above all, the value of experimenting with life; of being curious, bewildered, and vitally alive to the world.

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"Gorgeous . . . What makes the book so good is Ms. Levy’s great imagination, the poetry of her language, her way of finding the wonder in the everyday, of saying a lot with a little, of moving gracefully among pathos, danger and humor and of providing a character as interesting and surprising as Sofia. It’s a pleasure to be inside Sofia’s insightful, questioning mind." - The New York Times

"Levy has spun a web of violent beauty and poetical ennui . . . the book exerts a seductive, arcane power, rather like a deck of tarot cards, every page seething with lavish, cryptic innuendo." - The New York Times Book Review

"In Levy’s evocative novel, dense with symbolism, a woman struggles against her hypochondriacal mother to achieve her own identity." - The New York Times Book Review, “100 Notable Books of 2016”

"Against fertile seaside backdrops, Sofia, seeking a robust, global meaning for femininity and motherhood, becomes increasingly bold herself." - The New Yorker

"A powerful novel of the interior life, which Levy creates with a vividness that recalls Virginia Woolf . . . Transfixing." - Erica Wagner, The Guardian

"The novel''s eerie atmosphere and sibylline turns of phrase have made Hot Milk the bettor''s favorite for this year''s Man Booker Prize . . . Its moody spell and haunted imagery pull you in." - Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal

"Levy''s work has developed a loyal following, and she has emerged as one of England''s best-loved authors . . . She has reached the apogee of mainstream recognition with two appearances on the Man Booker Prize shortlist, one for Swimming Home in 2012, and another in 2016 for Hot Milk . . . Both works retain traces of Levy''s early rawness, but they go in for a more muted lyricism. Their oddity is subtle and slow to surface. Reading them is like walking off into the fog and getting lost there . . . The way we should read Levy: as a call to disorientation, and a reminder that when we return from vacation we will always find the old house altered, the windows a little wider, and our tired lives at least a little different." - The Nation

"Exquisite prose . . . Hot Milk is perfectly crafted, a dream-narrative so mesmerising that reading it is to be under a spell. Reaching the end is like finding a piece of glass on the beach, shaped into a sphere by the sea, that can be held up and looked into like a glass-eye and kept, in secret, to be looked at again and again." - Suzanne Joinson, The Independent

"Levy’s language is precise. The absurdities of her style seem scattershot at first, but yield a larger pattern: a commentary on debt and personal responsibility, family ties and independence." - Washington Post

"Hot Milk is a complicated, gorgeous work." - Marie Claire

"Highbrow/Brilliant. [An] intensely interior but highly charged new novel about family, hypochondria, Spain, Greece, and all kinds of sex." - New York Magazine, Approval Matrix

"Economical, fluid, evocative of sex and mythology . . . . Young Sofia . . . drop[s] beautiful bombs of truth." - New York Magazine’s Vulture blog

"A singular read . . . Levy has crafted a great character in Sofia, and witnessing a pivotal moment in her life is a pleasure." - starred and boxed review, Publishers Weekly

"Scintillating, provocative . . . Levy combines intellect and empathy to impressively modern effect." - starred review, Kirkus Reviews

"Great lush writing [and] luxuriation in place. No writer infuses the landscape, urban or rural, with as much meaning and monstrosity as Levy . . . Unmissable." - Eimear McBride, The New Statesman

"An unsettling, poetic novel." - The Atlantic, “The Best Books We Read in 2016”

"Among the questions posed in this heady new novel: Is Sofia’s mother, Rose, sick or a hypochondriac who’s feverish for attention? And more important, can the frustrated Sofia break the chains of familial devotion and live for herself?" - O, the Oprah Magazine

"A captivating demonstration of why Levy is one of the few necessary novelists writing in Britain today. This is the poetry and playfulness of her prose . . . More important, Levy grapples with and presents the complex psychology and multiple facets of her female characters like few others, which makes the recent reappraisal of her life’s work all the more welcome." - The Forward

"A beguiling tale of myths and identity . . . provocative . . . The difficult, ambivalent, precious mother-daughter relationship forms the core of this beautiful, clever novel." - Michele Roberts, The Independent

About the Author

Deborah Levy trained at Dartington College of Arts before becoming a playwright. Her plays include Pax, Heresies, Clam, Call Blue Jane, Shiny Nylon, Honey Baby Middle England, Pushing the Prince into Denmark and Macbeth-False Memories. She has also written some novels and was a Fellow in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge from 1989-1991.

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Jessica Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A strange and wonderful book.
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2016
What a strange and wonderful book this was. The absurd, dreamlike narrative won''t be for everyone, but it was most definitely for me. Of the four books on the Man Booker longlist that I''ve read so far, this is the one that rises above. Sofia is a young... See more
What a strange and wonderful book this was. The absurd, dreamlike narrative won''t be for everyone, but it was most definitely for me. Of the four books on the Man Booker longlist that I''ve read so far, this is the one that rises above.

Sofia is a young anthropology student who has spent her life taking care of her mother, Rose, who suffers from a mysterious and unexplainable illness that''s arguably psychosomatic. The two of them move to a hot coastal community in Spain where Rose can attend a local clinic run by a peculiar doctor who may be her last hope.

Throughout her life Sofia has struggled to forge an identity for herself, inextricably linked to her mother in an unhealthy bond, to the point where Sofia even begins to mirror some of Rose''s symptoms. But while her mother is under the care of this new doctor, Sofia has the opportunity to detach and become her own person.

What follows is a complex, provocative, unusual story about desire, sexuality and identity, as Sofia toes the fine line between independence and familial responsibility. Hot Milk is a dysfunctional family novel unlike any other. The prose is at once taut and mesmerizing, wry and powerful -- the kind that demands to be savored. This was my first time reading Deborah Levy, and it certainly won''t be my last.
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Worldreader
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Tedious characters
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2018
I did finish this book -- and I make a point of not forcing myself to finish tedious books -- but I got very tired of the main character after a while. Maybe it''s just annoying to read about someone who is so stuck and whom one thinks could do with a good "kick in the... See more
I did finish this book -- and I make a point of not forcing myself to finish tedious books -- but I got very tired of the main character after a while. Maybe it''s just annoying to read about someone who is so stuck and whom one thinks could do with a good "kick in the pants" to move on with her life. The writing is good, but I found most of the characters, perhaps even the main character, something of ciphers -- hard to bring into focus as potentially actual human beings.
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Emstar
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Intriguing read
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2019
Deborah Levy''s a recent discovery for me, what a talent! I''m working my way through her books and have not been disappointed by any. Hot Milk is a slim novel but it packs a punch. There''s so much to it, and Levy inhabits the psyche of a lost 20 something with remarkable... See more
Deborah Levy''s a recent discovery for me, what a talent! I''m working my way through her books and have not been disappointed by any. Hot Milk is a slim novel but it packs a punch. There''s so much to it, and Levy inhabits the psyche of a lost 20 something with remarkable alacrity. I won''t repeat the story, but the writing is exquisite - sharp but elusive, sometimes ironic and Levy has much to say about human frailty and the ties that bind us. A vague air of menace hovers over the story, encouraging the reader to find out what''s really going on between the two main characters.
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MB Muckart
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A little odd and a lot engaging
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2016
Fantastic and engaging. The characters are odd but charming in their own way. The characters don''t say hello or goodbye, they just appear and start talking, eventually when the conversation wanes they just walk away. Very odd. But the author''s word choices along kept me... See more
Fantastic and engaging. The characters are odd but charming in their own way. The characters don''t say hello or goodbye, they just appear and start talking, eventually when the conversation wanes they just walk away. Very odd. But the author''s word choices along kept me interested all the way through.
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julie
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A bit of a disappointment for me
Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2017
I was hoping for more from Deborah Levy. I adore her books and hope for more of the liking of Swimming Upward and Billy and Girl. Don''t miss those. This is weird, as always, but does not contain the same turns of phrase and not enough strange characters as the others. A... See more
I was hoping for more from Deborah Levy. I adore her books and hope for more of the liking of Swimming Upward and Billy and Girl. Don''t miss those. This is weird, as always, but does not contain the same turns of phrase and not enough strange characters as the others. A bit of a disappointment for me. Still, very well written.
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ETN
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Author uses words well. The story is depressing and strange.
Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2017
The characters are odd and hard to sympathize with. I read it since it makes you curious about the outcome but not that much really happens. It leaves you with a sense of dread. My book club chose it and it may make for an interesting discussion. I look forward to our... See more
The characters are odd and hard to sympathize with. I read it since it makes you curious about the outcome but not that much really happens. It leaves you with a sense of dread. My book club chose it and it may make for an interesting discussion. I look forward to our meeting.
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Dancer
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mystery and historical fiction reader so this content was a bit slow and tedious. It did
Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2016
I''m really a suspense, mystery and historical fiction reader so this content was a bit slow and tedious. It did, however, hold my interest as the main character developed to address the selfishness of others in her life. I almost want a next story to see a further journey... See more
I''m really a suspense, mystery and historical fiction reader so this content was a bit slow and tedious. It did, however, hold my interest as the main character developed to address the selfishness of others in her life. I almost want a next story to see a further journey toward her own real joy in life, be it her PhD or relationships that fulfill her in a more healthy way.
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Jo-Anna Camps
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Have to be in a certain mood to read this
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2020
I did not like the analogies including those about the jellyfish.
Enjoyed the Gomez character.
The mother and daughter dynamic was stressful to observe/read
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Kneale Grainger
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Approach carefully.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 13, 2020
I can only comment on this book as a story. It might have greater significance that I couldn’t divine. It starts well and gets better. Then it loses focus and ends badly. There is a shock at the very end which ties it together somewhat but for the reader, it is too late....See more
I can only comment on this book as a story. It might have greater significance that I couldn’t divine. It starts well and gets better. Then it loses focus and ends badly. There is a shock at the very end which ties it together somewhat but for the reader, it is too late. There are also surreal elements in the story as I read it. Were they meant to be surreal, though, or was it misguided writing? There is sex, written with discretion. There is violence that is well-described; again, this may have deeper meaning. It is written in the first person. The narrator is a woman in her twenties. She is totally believable. The main character, though, is her mother, who is not at all believable. Mother and daughter are in Spain for a reason, which, if not bizarre, certainly stretches credulity. The young woman’s sexual partners add depth to the story and the consultant is a minor triumph. The episode in Athens where Sofia meets her father and his family is telling, especially when he give her a gift. The heat, the detritus, the noise, of the Spanish coast is brilliantly done. Would I recommend the book to, say, my wife? No, or only with a lot of reservations. To my feminist daughter? Yes, with fewer reservations. To the general reader? With respect, probably not. Later today I shall listen to it being discussed on BBC World Book Club, with the author.
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Stiven Skyrah
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Well captured and conceived
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 3, 2018
Despite the multiple negative reviews on this one, including the New York Times review that describes this novel as wanting in the narrative, I really loved this book! It just goes to show you that not every book is for every reader, and that we all look for different...See more
Despite the multiple negative reviews on this one, including the New York Times review that describes this novel as wanting in the narrative, I really loved this book! It just goes to show you that not every book is for every reader, and that we all look for different things when we read. I thought when I liked it and others didn''t that it didn''t have a shot for the Man Booker prize, but the day after I finished it, it was named to the shortlist for 2016. "I am overflowing like coffee leaking from a paper cup. I wonder, shall I make myself smaller? Do I have enough space on Earth to make myself less?" I have read Deborah Levy before, but this is by far my favourite of hers. In the past, I felt her playwright bent would sometimes dictate how she told a story as if she was visualizing it in a staging sort of way. In this novel, the characters have rich and complicated internal lives. The way she writes them had traces of Jeanette Winterson in her earlier works, the always thinking and feeling characters where the plot is secondary. And I mean that as a compliment, since Winterson remains in my top three authors and likely always will. So the style, the narrative, shall we say, really worked for me. The reader is left faced with either filling in the gaps or discovering that "what happens" isn''t the point so much as the transformative journey of the inner lives. "I am pulsating with shifting sexualities. I am sex on tanned legs in suede platform sandals. I am urban and educated and currently godless." Other elements that made me enjoy this novel are the character having a background of anthropology (female anthropologists being a notable trend in several of my favourite reads.) There is something about the approach of anthropology, how it notices, how it attempts to gain an inside perspective, that makes it really work in internal dialogue. "If anthropology is the study of humankind from its beginning millions of years ago to this day, I am not very good at studying myself. I have researched aboriginal culture, Mayan hieroglyphics and the corporate culture of a Japanese car manufacturer, and I have written essays on the internal logic of various other societies, but I haven''t a clue about my own logic. Suddenly that was the best thing that ever happened to me." I should also mention the impact of the limited landscape of an unpleasant Spanish coastal town (where jellyfish fill the water and factories and concrete line the shore) and the element of an adult child dealing with the real or imagined illness of a parent. She captures the strangeness of a mother who demands attention, even from her child. "Her symptoms do all the talking for her. They chatter all the time." "I told her the beach was desolate and that I had been staring for two hours of a pile of gas canisters. It was my special skill to make my day smaller so as to make her day bigger."
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Mrs H
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Intended to please the critics
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2021
This was a book group choice so I felt obliged to read to the end. It reminded me of something a student might produce when asked to write a piece using imagery, metaphor, simile, references to other obscure texts and any other literary technique they could think of. Forget...See more
This was a book group choice so I felt obliged to read to the end. It reminded me of something a student might produce when asked to write a piece using imagery, metaphor, simile, references to other obscure texts and any other literary technique they could think of. Forget the plot -( there isn''t one) just drag out metaphors for breasts (jelly fish, domed buildings etc etc) and inability ( or disinclination) to walk, add a paragraph or two with descriptions of some very desultory heterosexual and lesbian sex - the cracked screen described in the first few pages is, it seems, an excellent metaphor for the rest of the novel - disjointed, obscure and tedious.
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kari
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Modern prose & powerful tales of parents and their children
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 22, 2017
If any of you have had an unsettled relationship with a parent, this book will be incredibly relatable and powerful. It balances the elements of obligation, self-sacrifice and love to more complex matters of loosing oneself and one''s identity. I liked the simple modern...See more
If any of you have had an unsettled relationship with a parent, this book will be incredibly relatable and powerful. It balances the elements of obligation, self-sacrifice and love to more complex matters of loosing oneself and one''s identity. I liked the simple modern prose that the novel is written in, but it did get a bit complicated at times when it was unclear what was reality and manifestations of the narrator''s imaginings. There were also some characters that were not fully developed and I was left unsure of their actual purpose in the story. That being said I thought it was certainly interesting and representative of the times. Without realizing it, we may have become the generation of lost souls with our constant need to search for something real and perfect.
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Orwell
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Good in parts
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2017
Initially I thought this would be great. She has a lovely style and in the first few pages some beautiful phrases and ideas. Her obvious skill as a writer suffuses the whole book but I felt that the ''story'' as such meandered and as the end drew near i became irritated by...See more
Initially I thought this would be great. She has a lovely style and in the first few pages some beautiful phrases and ideas. Her obvious skill as a writer suffuses the whole book but I felt that the ''story'' as such meandered and as the end drew near i became irritated by its lack of cohesion. Possibly a fault of mine as i do enjoy a rounded story. I will come back to it as some of the scenes are delicious but I am afraid like a very sweet dessert it left me in some ways undernourished.
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