Real Estate

Real Estate: Living Autobiography 3

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 03/02/2022
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Real Estate
The Perfect End to the Trilogy - But Please Can She Write More?
The third in Deborah Levy's autobiographical trilogy, Real Estate is perfection. If you loved the first two books, this is more of the same. If you've neve... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley

Synopsis

I began to wonder what myself and all unwritten and unseen women would possess in their property portfolios at the end of their lives. Literally, her physical property and possessions, and then everything else she valued, though it might not be valued by society. What might she claim, own, discard and bequeath? Or is she the real estate, owned by patriarchy? In this sense, Real Estate is a tricky business. We rent it and buy it, sell and inherit it - but we must also knock it down.

Three bicycles. Seven ghosts. A crumbling apartment block on the hill. Fame. Tenderness. The statue of Peter Pan. Silk. Melancholy. The banana tree. A Pandemic. A love story.

From one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, comes the highly anticipated final instalment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed 'Living Autobiography'.

Following the international critical acclaim of The Cost of Living, this final volume of Deborah Levy's 'Living Autobiography' is an exhilarating, thought-provoking and boldly intimate meditation on home and the spectres that haunt it.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241977583
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 213g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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Real Estate
Honest and Thought Provoking Memoir
At one point in this book the author includes a quote from Marguerite Duras, the gist of which is that she considered most books to be too organised, too p... READ MORE
Andrew Smith
Real Estate
A good read
I was sent a copy of Real Estate by Deborah Levy to read and review by NetGalley. This is the third in the series of Deborah Levy’s memoirs and like the o... READ MORE
lesleys
Real Estate
Final volume in Levy’s excellent Living Autobiography
“I began to wonder what I and all the women missing their own desires and all the rewritten women … would possess in property portfolios at the end of our ... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan