Transit (Hb)

The stunning second novel of a trilogy that began with Outline, one of The New York Times Book Review?s ten best books of 2015. In the wake of family collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions?personal, moral, artistic, 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 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. Filtered through the impersonal gaze of its keenly intelligent protagonist, Transit sees Rachel Cusk delve deeper into the themes first raised in her critically acclaimed Outline, and offers up a penetrating and moving reflection on childhood and fate, the value of suffering, the moral problems of personal responsibility, and the mystery of change. In this precise, short, and yet epic cycle of novels, Cusk manages to describe the most elemental experiences, the liminal qualities of life, through a narrative near-silence that draws language toward it. She captures with unsettling restraint and honesty the longing to both inhabit and flee one's life and the wrenching ambivalence animating our desire to feel real. *This book may have remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780374278625
Categories BX, Classics and Literary, Contemporary Fiction, Fic20, Fiction, Literary Fiction
Author(s) Rachel Cusk
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages 272
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.7cm x 3.0cm x 21.3cm
Weight 0.41 kg
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