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Kudos

Kudos

ISBN
9780571346721
Published
04/04/2019
9780571346721
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
240

About the Book

‘A landmark in twenty-first-century English literature.’ Andrew Anthony, Observer

Kudos is one of the most astoundingly original and necessary books I’ve ever read. It made me laugh, think and cry . . . I envy anyone who hasn’t read it yet.’ Julie Myerson, Guardian

A woman on a plane listens to the stranger in the seat next to hers telling her the story of his life: his work, his marriage, and the harrowing night he has just spent burying the family dog. That woman is Faye, who is on her way to Europe to promote the book she has just published. Once she reaches her destination, the conversations she has with the people she meets – about art, about family, about politics, about love, about sorrow and joy, about justice and injustice – include the most far-reaching questions human beings ask. These conversations, the last of them on the phone with her son, rise dramatically and majestically to a beautiful conclusion.

Following the novels Outline and Transit, Kudos completes Rachel Cusk’s trilogy with overwhelming power.

‘A landmark in twenty-first-century English literature.’ Andrew Anthony, Observer‘Kudos is one of the most astoundingly original and necessary books I’ve ever read. It made me laugh, think and cry . . . I envy anyone who hasn’t read it yet.’ Julie Myerson, GuardianA woman on a plane listens to the stranger in the seat next to hers telling her the story of his life: his work, his marriage, and the harrowing night he has just spent burying the family dog. That woman is Faye, who is on her way to Europe to promote the book she has just published. Once she reaches her destination, the conversations she has with the people she meets – about art, about family, about politics, about love, about sorrow and joy, about justice and injustice – include the most far-reaching questions human beings ask. These conversations, the last of them on the phone with her son, rise dramatically and majestically to a beautiful conclusion. Following the novels Outline and Transit, Kudos completes Rachel Cusk’s trilogy with overwhelming power.
  • Rachel Cusk

    Rachel Cusk was born in 1967 and is the author of eight novels: Saving Agnes, which won the Whitbread First Novel Award, The Temporary, The Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, The Lucky Ones, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award, In the Fold, Arlington Park, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, The Bradshaw Variations and Outline. Her non-fiction books are A Life's Work, The Last Supper and Aftermath. In 2003 she was chosen as one of Granta's Best of Young Novelists.

“Kudos is one of the most astoundingly original and necessary books I’ve ever read. It made me laugh, think and cry . . . I envy anyone who hasn’t read it yet.”
- Julie Myerson, Guardian
“A landmark in twenty-first-century English literature, the culmination of an artist’s unshakable efforts to forge her own path.”
- Andrew Anthony, Observer

Books by this Author

Fiction The Temporary

The Temporary

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Fiction Saving Agnes

Saving Agnes

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Non Fiction Aftermath

Aftermath

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Aftermath

Aftermath

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