Saving Agnes

ISBN
9780571350902
Published
03/10/2019
9780571350902
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
224

About the Book

Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award

Agnes Day – sub-editor, suburbanite, failure extraordinaire – has discovered disconcerting gaps in her general understanding of the world. Terminally middle-class and incurably romantic, Agnes finds herself chronically confused by the most basic interactions. Life and love go on without her, but with a little façade she can pass herself off as a success. Beneath the fiction, however, the burden of truth becomes harder to bear.

Winner of the Whitbread First Novel AwardAgnes Day – sub-editor, suburbanite, failure extraordinaire – has discovered disconcerting gaps in her general understanding of the world. Terminally middle-class and incurably romantic, Agnes finds herself chronically confused by the most basic interactions. Life and love go on without her, but with a little façade she can pass herself off as a success. Beneath the fiction, however, the burden of truth becomes harder to bear.
  • 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.

“She is a writer with a poet’s eye for convincing detail, and touches on the raw emotions of life in a way that is affecting and true. Sceptical, ironic, beautifully resonant prose . . . A splendid novel.”
- Sunday Telegraph
“A funny, knowing tale of middle-class, middle-twenties angst . . . Cool, resonant and accomplished.”
- Independent

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