Hot Milk

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26883528“Hot Milk” by Deborah Levy is probably the best novel I’ve read this year after “Hystopia” by David Means. The language is poetic and hypnotic. The plot centers around a mother-daughter relationship. Sophia has spent her life caring for her hypochondriac mother and struggles for independence. Besides the beauty of the prose, what I loved most about this book is Levy’s exploration of cornerstones or narratives around which human lives revolve. Sophia contemplates the question posed by her solipsistic father’s wife: why anyone would do anything that wasn’t to his advantage. This philosophical novel chronicles Sophia’s attempts to individuate, break out of old patterns and search for a meaningful life.

Nicole Charbonnet

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One Response to “Hot Milk”

  1. I couldn’t agree more with your critique of this marvelous novel.

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