Cusk, Rachel


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A woman arrives in Athens in the height of the summer to teach a writing course. Once there, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives.

Beginning with the neighbouring passenger on the flight out and his tales of fast boats and failed marriages, the storytellers talk of their loves and ambitions and pains, their anxieties, their perceptions and daily lives. In the stifling heat and noise of the city the sequence of voices begins to weave a complex human tapestry: the experience of loss, the nature of family life, the difficulty of intimacy and the mystery of creativity itself.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Series: Trilogy v1

Staff review

by Rachel Cusk
Review by Jack
Fresh air prose set in the Mediterranean summer. Cusk gets very close to pretentious nonsense, but always manages to remain on the side of literary genius. Reflections on correction and humanity come together beautifully in this impressionist portrait of a novel!

ISBN: 9780571346769 Category: Tag