One of the most requested writers in recent years, Rachel Cusk finally is here from her London home, the author of numerous award-winning novels, and memoirs that have also received high praise, A Life’s Work, Saving Agnes, In the Fold, and The Bradshaw Variations among them. She is here tonight with Kudos (newly in paper, Picador), the concluding volume of her Outline trilogy, which has also included Outline and Transit.
“The [Outline] trilogy is a bravura interrogation of the social habits and assumptions that, assembled together, start to look suspiciously like a man’s world in which women just so happen to live . . . [Outline, Transit, and Kudos] stand as a landmark in 21st-century English literature, the culmination of an artist’s unshakable efforts to forge her own path.” —Andrew Anthony, The Guardian.
“Cusk has glimpsed the central truth of modern life . . . She moves through it as a blasted centre full only of instinct and superhuman hearing and hackles . . . The three novels blend together, and not to their detriment. Their of-a-wholeness is why they are so often referred to as ‘a project’. And the pleasure of this project is a rare one: it is the pleasure of a person figuring out exactly what she ought to be doing.” —Patricia Lockwood, London Review of Books.