KUDOS: A Novel by Rachel Cusk
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Dear Book Club Members:

We hope that you have been enjoying Rachel Cusk's KUDOS and are just as excited as we are for the book club event. 

The book club will open on Sunday, June 17 and Rachel will join the conversation on Tuesday, June 19 between 12 noon and 1pm PST. If you would like to discuss the work with her, please do so then.

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We look forward to the discussion!

The LARB Membership Team

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.

About the author: 

Rachel Cusk is the author of OutlineTransit, the memoirs A Life’s WorkThe Last Supper, and Aftermath, and several other novels: Saving Agnes, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award; The TemporaryThe Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award; The Lucky OnesIn the FoldArlington Park; and The Bradshaw Variations. She was chosen as one of Granta’s 2003 Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in London. Photo credit: Siemon Scamell-Katz
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