Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk is the author of two memoirs, A LIFE'S WORK and THE LAST SUPPER (FSG, 2009), 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 (FSG, 2007); and THE BRADSHAW VARIATIONS (FSG, 2010). She was chosen as one of Granta’s 2003 Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in Brighton, England.

Rachel Cusk

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by Rachel Cusk - Fiction

OUTLINE is a novel in 10 conversations that follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during one oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises, meets other visiting writers for dinner and discourse, and goes swimming in the Ionian Sea with her neighbor from the plane. The people she encounters speak volubly about themselves. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast --- a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss.