Kudos (Paperback)
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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 04/04/2019
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Cusk rounds off the fictional triptych of Outline and Transit with a finale so brilliantly realised you’ll grin with the achievement.

The third novel in Rachel Cusk’s masterful trilogy that begins with Outline and Transit

‘Widely praised for breaking new fictional ground, it is a blazing experiment in auto-fiction that seamlessly amalgamates form and substance.’ – The Financial Times

A woman on a plane listens to the stranger in the seat next to hers telling her the story of his life: his work, his marriage, and the harrowing night he has just spent burying the family dog. That woman is Faye, who is now on her way to Europe to promote the book she has just published.

Arriving at her destination, Faye’s conversations form the arc of the novel’s progression. Her conversations - about art, about family, about politics, about love, about sorrow and joy, about justice and injustice - are the most far-reaching questions human beings ask. These exchanges - the last of them with her son - rise dramatically and majestically to a beautiful, unexpected conclusion.

How can a person reconnect with their sense of self? How do we reconstruct a family? How might we rebuild a broken country? In the unflinching and powerful conclusion of her ‘Faye’ trilogy, Rachel Cusk considers the demands placed on us on modern life and how to live – and live as a woman – in such a world. Described by the Guardian as ‘a landmark of contemporary English literature’, Kudos is a masterpiece of observation and insight that marks Cusk as one of the most talented novelists of her generation.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571346721
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'...a fine novel that deserves to receive… a heap of awards in recognition of the vast achievement of the trilogy.' - The Guardian

'A tour-de-force' - The Financial Times

'A landmark in 21st century English literature, the culmination of an artist's unshakable efforts to forge her own path.' - The Observer

'Cusk has inherited the gift of holding our attention as she shows us the things that humans do…' - The Times

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“A Powerful Ending”

Kudos is the third novel in a trilogy comprising Outline (2014) and Transit (2016) - and it couldn't have ended on a higher note. The novel begins, like Outline, on an aeroplane, where once again the man sitting... More

Hardback edition
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“Kudos”

It must be exhausting for Faye (the book’s protagonist) to listen to so many intense conversations, particularly because most if the characters only talk about themselves. We learn a lot less about Faye in this,... More

Hardback edition
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“Kudos”

Faye, a British writer, is on her way to a book conference somewhere in southern Europe. She is expected to give several interviews and to take part in social events. The people she meets all have a story to tell –... More

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