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Rachel Cusk

Biography

Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk is the author of OUTLINE, named one of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2015; TRANSIT; KUDOS; the memoirs A LIFE'S WORK, THE LAST SUPPER and AFTERMATH; and several other novels: SAVING AGNES, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award; THE TEMPORARY; THE COUNTRY LIFE, which won a Somerset Maugham Award; THE LUCKY ONES; IN THE FOLD; ARLINGTON PARK; and THE BRADSHAW VARIATIONS. She was chosen as one of Granta’s 2003 Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in London.

Rachel Cusk

Books by Rachel Cusk

by Rachel Cusk - Fiction

Rachel Cusk, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of OUTLINE and TRANSIT, completes the transcendent literary trilogy with KUDOS, a novel of unsettling power.

by Rachel Cusk - Fiction

The stunning second novel of a trilogy that began with OUTLINE, one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 best books of 2015. TRANSIT can be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the trilogy. 

by Rachel Cusk

One of Britain’s most exciting young novelists, Whitbread Award winner Rachel Cusk captures contemporary life in scenes that are by turns wry and tender, with a voice that brims with candor. In Arlington Park, Cusk turns her eye to suburbia, with a cast of characters whose anxieties and discomforts seem to rise in proportion to the tidy prosperity of their neighborhood. Unfolding through a variety of viewpoints, their stories echo in perceptive vignettes that raise questions about modern motherhood, the improvised dance of relationships and marriage, and the schism between social expectations and authenticity. Set over the course of a rainy day, moving from one household to another, this is a darkly comic, deeply affecting tour of the extraordinary nature of ordinary life. We hope the following questions will enrich your experience as you explore this wise, provocative novel.