Outline

Outline

A luminous, powerful novel that establishes Rachel Cusk as one of the finest writers in the English language

A man and a woman are seated next to each other on a plane. They get to talking—about their destination, their careers, their families. Grievances are aired, family tragedies discussed, marriages and divorces analyzed. An intimacy is established as two strangers contrast their own fictions about their lives.

Rachel Cusk's Outline is a novel in ten conversations.… (more)

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Editorial reviews (7 reviews)


New Republic : Mommy Meanest (February 03, 2015)

Funny, sharp, well-constructed.

The ultimate and undeniably cerebral pleasure of Outline is it nudges you into being a more attentive reader and listener, more alert to the cracks in sentences and the messier realities that words can only try to contain.

With Outline, Cusk readily proves she has mastered that old writing trope that specificity breeds universality, her style moving precisely because it refuses to push a reader in any particular emotional direction.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 13, 2015)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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