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Parallel Stories Lecture | Redrawing the Boundaries: Rachel Cusk

January 13 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Rachel Cusk has been said to have redrawn the boundaries of fiction with the Outline Trilogy, three “literary masterpieces” (The Washington Post) whose narrator, Faye, perceives the world with a glinting, unsparing intelligence while remaining opaque to the reader. Lauded for the precision of her prose and the quality of her insight, Cusk is a writer of uncommon brilliance, not without controversy. Her writing is spare but sharp; she listens. Equally adroit at unmasking the detached despair of silent couples, social habits, or the assumptions we make about art, motherhood, marriage and loyalty, Cusk offers a new, compelling model of storytelling.