The Unloved is a hypnotising novel by the Man Booker-shortlisted writer Deborah Levy.
A group of hedonistic West European tourists gather to celebrate Christmas in a remote French chateau. Then an Englishwoman is brutally murdered, and the sad, eerie child Tatiana declares she knows who did it.
The subsequent inquiry into the death proves to be more of an investigation into the nature of love, insatiable rage and sadistic desire. The Unloved offers a bold and revealing look at some of the events that shaped European and African history, and the perils of a future founded on concealed truth.
Praise for Deborah Levy:
'Deborah Levy's storytelling is allusive, elliptical and disturbing. Her touch is gentle, often funny and always acute' Independent 'One of the few contemporary British writers comfortable on a world stage' New Statesman 'An exciting writer, sharp and shocking as the knives her characters wield' Sunday Times 'A brave and brilliant book' Independent on The Unloved Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of numerous books, including the essay 'Things I Don't Want to Know' and the early novels Swallowing Geography and Beautiful Mutants. Her novel Swimming Home was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards and 2013 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize.