Deborah Levy
Things I Don't Want To Know
New!
 

Extract from my new book Things I Don't Want To Know

 

Political Purpose.

That spring when life was very hard and I was at war with my lot and simply couldn't see where that was to get to, I seemed to cry most on escalators at train stations. Going down them was fine but there was something about standing still and being carried upwards that did it. From apparently nowhere tears poured out of me and by the time I got to the top and felt the wind rushing in, it took all my effort to stop myself from sobbing. It was as if the momentum of the escalator carrying me forwards and upwards was a physical expression of a conversation I was having with myself. Escalators, which in the early days of their invention were known as " travelling staircases" or "magic stairways", had mysteriously become danger zones.

Things I Don't Want To Know

Things I Don't Want To Know by Deborah Levy
First published February 16th 2014 by Penguin
Buy this book

Penguin
Deborah Levy's Agent - AM Heath

ISBN: 9780241146576
First published February 16th 2014

© Copyright Deborah Levy / ARC Net Ltd All rights reserved. Terms and conditions of use. Privacy and Cookies