The Cost Of Living


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by Deborah Levy
published by Penguin


To separate from love is to live a risk-free life. What’s the point of that sort of life? I was living in the Republic of Writing and Children. I was not Simone de Beauvoir, after all. No, I had got off the train at a different stop (marriage) and stepped on to a different platform (children). She was my muse but I was certainly not hers. Yet we had bought a ticket for the same train. The destination was to head towards a freer life.

That is a vague destination, no one knows what it looks like when we get there. It is a journey without end, but I did not know that then.

- paperback: 208 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9780241977569