Second Place

Second Place : Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

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Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

'A classic, but with contemporary urgency thumping through it.'
Claire-Louise Bennett, author of Pond

A woman invites a famed artist to the remote coastal landscape where she lives. Drawn to his paintings, she believes his vision may penetrate the mystery at the centre of her life. But as a long, dry summer sets in, his provocative presence soon twists the patterns of her secluded household.

'The most singular book . . . A psychodrama that is both timeless and up-to-the minute . . . Truly one of a kind.' Justine Jordan, Guardian

'A novel of deep insight and scarring honesty.' Martin Chilton, Independent

'Re-sets the dial yet again.' Claire Harman, Evening Standard

'Extraordinary . . . fearless.' Alex Clark, The Spectator

'Glittering brilliance.' Jon Day, Financial Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 192g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571366309
  • 9780571366309
  • 59,655

About Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk is the author of the Outline trilogy, the memoirs A Life's Work and Aftermath, and several other works of fiction and non-fiction. She is a Guggenheim fellow. She lives in Paris.
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13,047 ratings
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3 25% (3,252)
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