Deborah Levy's surreal and disturbing first novel, Beautiful Mutants, introduces Lapinski, a manipulative and magical Rusian exile who summons forth a number of highly contemporary urban pilgrims. Through them, Levy explores broken dreams and self-destructive desires in a shimmering and dislocated allegory of our time.

Beautiful Mutants 1990, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099748106

New edition

Mass-market paperback

Beautiful Mutants 1989, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224026512