Mrs. Levy is a neighbor who isn’t home when Neddy arrives, but there are signs everywhere that she was just entertaining and left suddenly. While the Levys have a “private property sign,” Neddy spends time in their backyard anyway, taking liberties with their home that would presumably make them uncomfortable. Mrs. Levy owns a set of Japanese lanterns from Kyoto, which is one of the first occasions for Neddy to question his extremely unreliable memory.
Mrs. Levy Character Timeline in The Swimmer
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Levy appears in The Swimmer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.