Transit - Rachel Cusk

Staff Pick

At the end of this stunningly original novel, one character observes that he learned more about his wife from her absence than from her presence. This could be said of the protagonist, Faye, (known to readers from a previous novel Outline) who is revealed as she listens to those she encounters. They include an ex lover, builders working on her house, hairdressers, a student and finally in a hilarious finale, acquaintances at a dinner party. As characters confide past experiences, it becomes clear that everyone’s life is in chaos and no one has actually arrived. The writing is pitch perfect. I only I wish I hadn’t finished it so quickly.

Transit: A Novel (Outline Trilogy #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374278625
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 17th, 2017

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