November 22, 2021 9:30 AM EST

In the third and final installment of her acclaimed Living Autobiography series, Deborah Levy examines her relationship to home ownership as she grows older and no longer adheres to traditional gender norms. Her younger daughter will soon be leaving home for university, and Levy, who detailed the dissolution of her marriage in a prior book, is contemplating all the new spaces she can occupy on her own and what that freedom looks like for a woman who is about to turn 60. This memoir is as insightful as it is whimsical—Levy seamlessly blends her personal experiences with literary theory and her thoughts on gender politics all while musing on the house of her dreams with its pomegranate tree and egg-shaped fireplace.

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