Kudos

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Cengage Gale, Sep 5, 2018 - Fiction

Rachel Cusk, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Outline and Transit, completes the transcendent literary trilogy with Kudos, a novel of unsettling power.

A woman writer visits a Europe in flux, where questions of personal and political identity are rising to the surface and the trauma of change is opening up new possibilities of loss and renewal. Within the rituals of literary culture, Faye finds the human story in disarray amid differing attitudes toward the public performance of the creative persona. She begins to identify among the people she meets a tension between truth and representation, a fissure that accrues great dramatic force as Kudos reaches a profound and beautiful climax.

In this conclusion to her groundbreaking trilogy, Cusk unflinchingly explores the nature of family and art, justice and love, and the ultimate value of suffering. She is without question one of our most important living writers.

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User Review  - dooney - LibraryThing

Kudos is the third in Rachel Cusk’s trilogy that began with Outline, and in some sense the author has come full circle. In the first book the narrator seemed to be in the process of rediscovering ... Read full review

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User Review  - icolford - LibraryThing

In Kudos, the third volume of her brilliant Outline trilogy, Rachel Cusk returns to Faye, a British author of some repute who in this novel is attending a literary festival/conference in a warm ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Rachel Cusk is the author of Outline, Transit, the memoirs A Life's Work, The Last Supper, and Aftermath, and several other 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; and The Bradshaw Variations. She was chosen as one of Granta's 2003 Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in London.

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