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In the Fold

Rachel Cusk

A beautiful new paperback edition of the highly-acclaimed novel by Rachel Cusk, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize.

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When eighteen-year-old Michael visits the Hanbury’s remote family home he is captivated by their bohemian lifestyle. Years later, when he marries the strong-willed, beautiful Rebecca, he is secretly hoping to create his own version of that free-thinking family, but after the birth of their first child, their marriage begins to flounder. The chance to escape once more to his friend’s country house comes as a welcome relief, until he discovers a family changed, and his own romantic notions of country life begin to disintegrate . . .

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I was struck over and again by what an amazing writer she is.

Helen Dunmore
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This deft, haunting work compels on every page.

Daily Mail
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What shines in Rachel Cusk’s writing is the sheer precision of her observation, the way she can pinpoint something profound with the merest detail.

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Cements her position as one of the most perceptive authors around . . . In the Fold is a warning against idealism, brilliantly plotted and eloquently narrated.

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A delicate but insidious novel, that will leave you musing on your own choices long after the read is over.

Sunday Telegraph
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Cusk’s prose perfectly captures the claustrophobia of a family crippled by the conflicting demands of property and propriety . . . the result is compelling. This is Cusk at her very best.

Marie Claire

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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