Rachel Cusk: Home Truths

‘You know when you’re reading a page of Rachel Cusk’s fiction,’ says a reviewer for The New York Times: ‘Her narrators tug insistently if coolly at the central knots of being.’ Readers of Cusk’s acclaimed Outline trilogy will recognise this smart observation. Those new to the British writer’s fiction have a treat in store: Cusk’s writing is as deeply engaging as it is engagingly deep. In this event, she joins us to discuss her latest novel Second Place, in which a couple invite a famous male artist, L, to take up residence in a small building next to their seaside property. But when L arrives accompanied by a younger woman, the motivations and expectations of everyone involved are thrown into doubt. This is fiction of the highest calibre. We were thrilled to welcome back one of the finest writers on these islands to the 2021 Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss her book with writer and literary critic Chris Power.

Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize

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