Deep Down

Imogen West-Knights

A 2023 best book to look forward to in Vogue, Bustle, GQ and the New Statesman

'A superbly observed exploration of intimacy and its failings' Megan Nolan

'West-Knights is a masterful, hilarious and humane story-teller' Olivia Sudjic

'A sharp and clear-eyed portrait of familial love and the ways it makes us mad' Monica Heisey

Billie and Tom have just lost their father. It should be a time to comfort each other, but there's always been a distance to their relationship. Determined to change this, Billie boards a flight to her brother in Paris.

Dazed by grief, the siblings spend days wandering the streets, both helping and hurting each other in the process. When their explorations lead them to the infamous Paris catacombs, they will finally be forced to face the secrets lurking in their past that illuminate the questions in their present.

Funny, moving and unexpected, DEEP DOWN is an empathetic and hard-hitting look at both the struggles and the joys of sibling relationships, and the realities of grieving the loss of someone who was already an absence.

  • Classification : GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION
  • Pub Date : FEB 8, 2024
  • Imprint : Fleet
  • Page Extent : 304
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9780349727110
  • Price : INR 699

Imogen West-Knights

Imogen West-Knights is a writer and journalist based in London. She writes most regularly for the Guardian, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Slate. She was shortlisted for the Portobello Prize 2017 and shortlisted for the FT/Bodley Head Essay Prize 2018. She also writes video games. Deep Down is her first novel.

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