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    Outline | Rachel Cusk

    Outline

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A luminous, powerful novel that establishes Rachel Cusk as one of the finest writers in the English language. A man and a woman are seated next to each other on a plane. They get to talking - about their destination, their careers, their families. Grievances are aired, family tragedies discussed, marriages and divorces analyzed. An intimacy is established as two strangers contrast their own fictions about their lives.

    Intelligent and Odd

    Because I am not a big fan of heavily plotted books, I looked forward to reading this essentially (and intentionally) plotless novel. My reaction to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 14 2017 by Steve M ()
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    Outline | Rachel Cusk

    Outline

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated By Kate Lock
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A woman writer goes to Athens to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives. The more they talk the more certain themes begin to emerge: the experience of loss, the difficulty of intimacy, and the mystery of creativity itself.

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    Transit | Rachel Cusk

    Transit

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    In the wake of her family's collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The process of this upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions - personal, moral, artistic, and practical - as she endeavors to construct a new reality for herself and her children. In the city, she is made to confront aspects of living that she has, until now, avoided, and to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to, and believe in, life.

    Disconnected and pointless

    I am baffled why this was nominated for any kind of award, we 'read' it for book group and were in 100% agreement that it was just tedious. The weird ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 28 2017 by Diane E Bunten ()