Outline: A Novel by Rachel CuskOutline: A Novel by Rachel Cusk

Outline: A Novel

byRachel Cusk

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinner. She goes swimming with an elderly Greek bachelor. The people she encounters speak, volubly, about themselves: their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss. Outline is Rachel Cusk’s finest work yet, and one of the most startling, brilliant and original novels of recent years.

RACHEL CUSKis the author of three memoirs—A Life’s Work, The Last SupperandAftermath—and seven novels—Saving Agnes, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award;The Temporary; The Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award;The Lucky Ones; In the Fold; Arlington Park; andThe Bradshaw Variations. She was chosen as one of Granta’s Best...
Title:Outline: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.64 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443447102

ISBN - 13:9781443447102

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from beautifully written very descriptive of the greek landscape. puts you right in the moment
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Typical Self Journey Story This book did not move me. I didn't find anything the main character did or thought to be unique.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An interesting first encounter with Cusk I was skeptical at first but after delving more into her work, this felt like the right introduction to such an interesting author.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canadian novel? Although this book was nominated for the Giller prize, its content has little to do with Canada. Instead, expect a candid and honest analysis of character while touring the city of Athens. This writer's experience is far different than my own but is still worth a read. Enlightening!
Date published: 2015-10-29

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