She is a shimmering, tattooed and acerbic angel, flown from Paradise to save him from the suburbs of hell. He, an accountant worn down by the day-to-day struggles of the nine to five, is dreaming of a white Christmas, a little garden and someone to love. She attempts, with scornful wit, to shock him out of his commuter's habits and into an experience of ecstasy. Man Booker Prize shortlisted Deborah Levy whips up a storm of romance and slapstick, of heavenly and earthly delights, in this dystopian philosophical poem about individual freedom and the search for the good life.
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 Beautiful Mutants, Swimming Home (Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2012, Specsavers National Book Award 2012, and Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize 2013), and Black Vodka: Ten Stories (Shortlisted for BBC International Short Story Award).