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Transit

Rachel Cusk

The second book in Rachel Cusk’s critically-acclaimed trilogy, shortlisted for the Goldsmith Prize.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571346745
Date Published
03.05.2018
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Summary

Author of the Booker-longlisted novel Second Place

In the wake of her family’s collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions­ – personal, moral, artistic, and practical – as she endeavours 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.

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 novel 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.

‘[Transit] confirms that one of the most fascinating projects in contemporary fiction is unfolding in Rachel Cusk’s trilogy.’ Adam Foulds

Critic Reviews

An extraordinary piece of writing – stunningly bold, original and humane.

Joanna Kavenna, Daily Telegraph
Critic Reviews

Tremendous from its opening sentence . . . Page-turningly enthralling and charged with the power to move.

Tessa Hadley, Guardian
Critic Reviews

A work of stunning beauty, deep insight, and great originality. . . Transit is a slender novel that contains multitudes. It is a work of great ambition, beautifully executed.

Monica Ali, New York Times Book Review
Critic Reviews

I was dazzled by Rachel Cusk’s Transit . . . Cusk has perfected the brilliant, dark humour possible with a narrator apparently oblivious to the comedy of the scenes she’s describing.

Observer Books of the Year
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Brave and uncompromising in its literary ambition, Transit is a work of cut-glass brilliance.

Rebecca Abrams, Financial Times
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Rachel Cusk is the author of Outline trilogy, the memoirs A Life’s Work and Aftermath, and several other works of fiction and non-fiction. She is a Guggenheim fellow. She lives in Paris.

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