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The Last Supper

Rachel Cusk

A paperback edition of The Last Supper in a stunning new look.

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When Rachel Cusk decides to travel to Italy for a summer with her husband and two young children, she has no idea of the trials and wonders that lie in store. Their journey leads them to both the expected and the surprising, all seen through Cusk’s sharp and humane perspective.

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A rich meditation: on separation, on possession, on Renaissance artists, and, inevitably, on the transformative nature of travel.

The Times
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Whether considering language, food or national habits, she has an amazing ability to strike at the heart of things, to look afresh and not overlook.

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[Cusk] examines the whole notion of travel, investigates the consolations of art in an increasingly disfigured world, and writes about food and landscape in prose that constantly reminds us what language can do.

TLS Books of the Year
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Enthusiastic, curious and observant . . . Cusk is a natural and gifted writer from whom dazzling descriptions, analyses, metaphors and similes gush forth in rich profusion . . . Delightful and perceptive.

Daily Telegraph
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A writer of almost electrifying intensity . . . This book is a ray of intricate sunlight.

Irish Times
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Cusk . . . brings to her three-month sojourn in Italy a characteristic strangeness and charm . . . She transfigures the drab, daily round of school runs and squabbling toddlers into an exalted, terrible realm . . . A fine, exultant book.


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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