Rachel Cusk - The Outline Trilogy (Outline; Transit; Kudos)

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When Outline appeared in 2015 it was hailed at once as a departure not only from Cusk’s realist fiction, but as a truly revolutionary step in the evolution of the novel form itself. The book introduced Faye, a writer going through a traumatic divorce that changes her relationship to her sons, her work, and herself. The opening volume finds her teaching in Greece and tracks her through nine conversations in which she mostly listens. She remains, yes, an outline. In the second volume Faye is back in England, renovating a house, just as she’s renovating her life. Again, Cusk reveals her through her shadowy role in conversations. Finally, in Kudos, Faye, remarried, travels through an uneasy Europe to a literary conference. In a series of penetrating monologues, Cusk suggests a frustrating elusiveness at the center of these lives focused on language and representation.

 

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Outline: A Novel (Outline Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250081544
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Published: Picador - February 9th, 2016

Transit: A Novel (Outline Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250151797
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Published: Picador - December 19th, 2017

Kudos: A Novel (Outline Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250207395
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Published: Picador - April 2nd, 2019

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