Kudos

Kudos

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.

Title:Kudos
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781473524330
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About Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk was born in Canada, and spent some of her childhood in Los Angeles, before her family returned to England, in 1974, when Cusk was 8 years old. She read English at New College, Oxford.


    Kudos Reviews

  • Gumble's Yard

    I met with a number of my Goodreads acquaintances – to share with them my thoughts on the concluding part of Rachel's trilogy of books, a book now shortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmith Prize. The first...

  • Meike

    Nominated for the Goldsmiths Prize 2018Welcome to my Goodreads review of a novel that mocks Goodreads reviews! :-) (More about that later.) "Kudos" is largely dialogue-driven and set in the world of l...

  • Trish

    Wow. What power this author has. I’d not read anything by Cusk before this, though part of her trilogy had been noted on my to-read list. She is another thoroughly unique and powerful Canadian voice...

  • Hugh

    Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2018This is the third part of the trilogy that started with Outline and Transit, and was an obvious choice when I was asked for hardbacks I might like as a birthda...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I finished this and I'm still thinking about it. On the one hand, very little happens, but on the other hand, that's kind of my jam.I found myself wishing I read it in paper instead of through the Lib...

  • Elyse Walters

    “The other day, he said, my son and I were talking about politics, and he observed that in the current situation the possibility of destruction seemed genuinely to be upon us, to the extent that he ...

  • Jonathan Pool

    This is my sixth Cusk novel, and completes the Outline ‘trilogy’I have been enthusiastic enough about Rachel Cusk’s writing to greet a new release as an exciting prospect; furthermore many respe...

  • Esil

    3+ starsKudos started off really strong, but then it petered out. It is the third book in a trilogy. While I haven’t read the previous books, my understanding is that this isn’t a problem. The boo...

  • Doug

    My five star rating is more for the entire trilogy as a whole, for after reading the three volumes back-to-back-to-back, I really consider it to be one book, since there are few distinguishing charact...

  • Paul Fulcher

    'Faye', he said fractiously, 'will you just listen?'The final part of one of the most important series of novels of the 21st century to date and now shortlisted - as were the previous two in the trilo...