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Transit txt Transit , text ebook Transit , adobe reader Transit , chapter 2 Transit , Transit de22a7 The Stunning Second Novel Of A Trilogy That Began With Outline, One Of The New York Times Book Review S Ten Best Books Of 2015.In The Wake Of Family Collapse, A Writer And Her Two Young Sons Move To London The Process Of Upheaval Is The Catalyst For A Number Of Transitions Personal, Moral, Artistic, Practical As She Endeavors To Construct A New Reality For Herself And Her Children In The City She Is Made To Confront Aspects Of Living She Has, Until Now, Avoided, And To Consider Questions Of Vulnerability And Power, Death And Renewal, In What Becomes Her Struggle To Reattach Herself To, And Believe In, Life.Filtered Through The Impersonal Gaze Of Its Keenly Intelligent Protagonist, Transit Sees Rachel Cusk Delve Deeper Into The Themes First Raised In Her Critically Acclaimed Outline, And Offers Up A Penetrating And Moving Reflection On Childhood And Fate, The Value Of Suffering, The Moral Problems Of Personal Responsibility, And The Mystery Of Change In This Precise, Short, And Yet Epic Cycle Of Novels, Cusk Manages To Describe The Most Elemental Experiences, The Liminal Qualities Of Life, Through A Narrative Near Silence That Draws Language Toward It She Captures With Unsettling Restraint And Honesty The Longing To Both Inhabit And Flee One S Life And The Wrenching Ambivalence Animating Our Desire To Feel Real.


About the Author: 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 8yo She read English at New College, Oxford.Cusk is the Whitbread Award winning author of two memoirs, including The Last Supper, and seven novels, including Arlington Park, Saving Agnes, The Temporary, The Country Life, and The Lucky Ones She has won and 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 8yo She read English at New College, Oxford.Cusk is the Whitbread Award winning author of two memoirs, including The Last Supper, and seven novels, including Arlington Park, Saving Agnes, The Temporary, The Country Life, and The Lucky Ones She has won and been shortlisted for numerous prizes her most recent novel, Outline 2014 , was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmith s Prize and the Bailey s prize, and longlisted for Canada s Giller Prize In 2003, Rachel Cusk was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 Best of Young British Novelists She lives in Brighton, England



10 thoughts on “Transit

  1. says:

    This continues the pattern started in its predecessor Outline Once again the narrator Leah remains something of a blank cipher and most of the story is generated by the people she talks to, a shifting cast that allows Cusk to cover a wide range of subjects, experiences and situations There is a bitof Leah s own life in this one as she moves back to London and deals with builders and difficult neighbours, but for the most part the observational pattern is maintained.As always the writing This continues the pattern started in its predecessor Outline Once again the narrator Leah remains something of a blank cipher and most of the story is generated by the people she talks to, a shifting cast that allows Cusk to cover a wide range of subjects, experiences and situations There is a bitof Leah s own life in this one as she moves back to London and deals with builders and difficult neighbours, but for the most part the observational pattern is maintained.As always the writing is bea...


  2. says:

    Rachel Cusk s dreamlike Outline, about a writer s trip to Greece in the aftermath of a divorce, was one of my favorite novels of 2015 Wandering in the languid heat of Athens, the main character, Faye, is something of an empty vessel, less supplying her own narrative than simply listening to the stories of the people around her but all of these stories, viewed through Faye s eyes, are about her just as much as they ...


  3. says:

    Sometimes when I come upon a book by chance and not through premeditated research, there is a sense of excitement, as when I read my first books and every book that followed had the potential to be great or a great failure or both Maybe it s the danger of going outside of any known rubric for selection Fate looms, as if each book was meant to be stumbled upon at its time and place rather than arrived at through well manicured avenues.Whatever the case, it s lead me to great reads before I onc Sometimes when I come upon a book by chance and not through premeditated research, there is a sense of excitement, as when I read my first books and every book that followed had the potential to be great or a great failure or both Maybe it s the danger of going outside of any known rubric for selection Fate looms, as if each book was meant to be stumbled upon at its time and place rather than arrived at through well manicured avenues.Whatever the case, it s lead me to great reads before I once stumbled upon James Baldwin s Go Tell It on the Mountain, recalling the name vaguely from some late night conversations The next ...


  4. says:

    There s a great moment in this episodic, suggestive, quasi memoir in which the narrator Faye is teaching a creative writing class and a dominant, forceful student instructs another that he can t just say his dog is beautiful, he needs to show the dog, evoke it, and the dog owner student guy gets a little flustered and says something like I dunno she s a beautiful dog, and then Faye simply asks what breed it is, and the dog owner student totally naturally unleashes no pun intended but hey look a There s a great moment in this episodic, suggestive, quasi memoir in which the narrator Faye is teaching a creative writing class and a dominant, forceful student instructs another that he can t just say his dog is beautiful, he needs to show the dog, evoke it, and the dog owner student guy gets a little flustered and says something like I dunno she s a beautiful dog, and then Faye simply asks what breed it is, and the dog owner student totally naturally unleashes no pun intended but hey look at that pun an evocative st...


  5. says:

    Is it a novel this sequence of unrelated interludes recounted in an aloof tone of voice Rachel Cusk s book opens as the narrator a writer moves back to her old London neighbourhood with her two sons, buying an ex council flat sorely in need of improvement and with a pair of nasty neighbours living below She bumps into an old boyfriend and they have an unrealistic conversation She has her starting to grey hair tinted for the first time and...


  6. says:

    One common marker of the postmodern condition is ahistoricality Myself personally , I take a great interest in the history of literature specializing in post WWII american fiction a very narrow range, true and I mean it always helps in understanding, for example, any intellectual giant, to trace out the arc of their bio history Heidegger s infamous Kehre Anyways, I m often terribly struck by how ahistorical are the processes of many folks trying to understand things, like for instanc One common marker of the postmodern condition is ahistoricality Myself personally , I take a great interest in the history of literature specializing in post WWII american fiction a very narrow range, true and I mean it always helps in understand...


  7. says:

    The structure of this book is brilliant I love how the stories focus on these deep conversations with all the other characters she comes across, and that we only learn about Faye through what she volunteers in these interactions I do think we learn a lotabout Faye in this book, and it s clever to only use her name once I liked Outline well enough, but I think Transit was muchinteresting For me, it was as though in Outline the author explored her ideas about structure and found he The structure of this book is brilliant I love how the stories focus on th...


  8. says:

    while continuing in the style and ideas cusk created with Outline, a book that i appreciated but didn t love, i found transit offeredemotional depth we still don t get a whole lot of focus on faye herself, but her interactions and conversations ...


  9. says:

    An astrologer emailed me to say she had important new for me concerning events in my immediate future She could see things that I could not my personal details had come into her possession and had allowed her to study the planets for their information She wished me to know that a major transit was due to occur shortly in my sky This information was causing her great excitement when she considered the changes it might represent For a small fee she would share it with me and enable me to turAn astrologer emailed me to say she had important new for me concerning events in my immediate future She could see things that I could not my personal details had come into her possession and had allowed her to study the planets for their information She wished me to know that a major transit was due to occur shortly in my sky This information was causing her great excitement when she considered ...


  10. says:

    I enjoyed this eventhan Outline and could have read another 200 pages There are subtle things happening here, and the character Fern Fran I ve forgotten her name because it is not emphasized who was a cipher in Outline, who seemed an audience to others, ispresent in this novel but just barely She speaks , but even when she barely speaks a word these feltlike conversations than soliloquies She sable to hold her own or to offer opinions, but sometimes opts not I enjoyed this eventhan Outline and could have read another 200 pages There are subtle things happening here, and the character Fern Fran I ve forgotten her name because it is not emphasized who was a cipher in Outline, who seemed an audience to others, ispresent in this novel but just barely She speaks , but even when she barely speaks a word these feltlike conversations than soliloquies She sable to hold her own or to offer opinions, but sometimes opts not to But the way the novel is written means it comments on itself, in that we learn about F as she F the author observes others For example, as she runs into an ex lover on the street He seemed somehow to be filled in In those days he was a sketch, an outline I had wanted him to b...


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