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

  • Meike

    Welcome 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 literary festivals and book marketing - ...

  • 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.The first to speak was Meike – she was very keen, she said, t...

  • 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...

  • Ace

    There are books that you get and books that you don't. But starting with Book 3 of 3 was probably not the smartest way to help me understand this book. I felt like I have just endured the longest conv...

  • Paul Fulcher

    'Faye', he said fractiously, 'will you just listen?'In 1911 the photographer Herbert Ponting joined Captain Scott's, ultimately ill-fated, Terra Nova Expedition, the first professional to join an Anta...

  • Jonathan Pool

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

  • Julie Ehlers

    What's the problem here? After loving Outline, I wasn't super enthused about Transit, and I may have liked Kudos even less. The magical feeling I had wandering around Greece in Outline has definitely ...

  • Neil

    "'But then I noticed,' she said, 'that in certain places where statues had obviously been, new lights had been installed which illuminated the empty spaces. These lights,' she said, 'had the strange e...

  • Dan Friedman

    "As it happened I was no longer interested in literature as a form of snobbery or even of self-definition -- I had no desire to prove that one book was better than another: in fact, if I read somethin...

  • Krista

    The Greek word “kudos” was a singular noun that had become plural by a process of back formation: a kudo on its own had never actually existed, but in modern usage its collective meaning had been...