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Rachel Cusk

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Set over the course of one rainy day in a London suburb, Arlington Park is a viciously funny portrait of a group of young mothers, each bound to their families, each straining for some kind of independence. As the hours pass, Rachel Cusk's graceful, incisive prose passes through the experience of each mother, …

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"Calamity Jane Eyre" arrives at "Cold Comfort Farm" when a hapless young woman with a mysterious past takes a job with an eccentric family of British gentry; a brilliant comedy of manners and identity by a Whitbread-winning young author.Stella Benson, eager to change her life, answers a classified ad and arrives in a …

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The Lucky Ones is a 2003 collection of short stories written by British author Rachel Cusk. The book consists of five stories that are mainly concerned with the subject of family relationships, and are about five different people who are loosely connected to each other. "Confinement" concerns Kirsty, a young pregnant …

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When first published in 2001, it divided female critics and readers. One famous columnist wrote a piece demanding that Cusk's children were taken into care, that was she was unfit to look after them. Oprah Winfrey invited her on the show to defend herself and the book as protests grew about the its honest, gritty …

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“These novels are among the most important written in this century so far.” —The Globe and MailRachel Cusk’s ambitious Outline trilogy has received acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Outline (2015) was a finalist for both the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. Transit …