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Breckenridge Public Library CUS (Text) 33500012226171 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library CUS (Text) 33500012226189 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250081544
  • ISBN: 1250081548
  • Physical Description: print
    249 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Picador edition
  • Publisher: New York : Picador Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinner. She goes swimming in the Ionian Sea with her neighbor from the plane. The people she encounters speak volubly about themselves: their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 December #1
    *Starred Review* An unnamed woman author from England travels to Greece to teach a short writing course. From her final luncheon before leaving London to her concluding afternoon in Athens, her life and particulars remain mostly a mystery to readers, but she relates her conversations with others in detail. She has discussions with friends and other writers, she leads her students through exercises in the classroom, and she exchanges stories with a stranger she meets on the plane and with whom she later reconnects. It is during these interactions, as others reveal their personal beliefs, hopes, dreams, and regrets, that the narrator's stubbornly obscure identity becomes gradually clearer. Though mostly a listener, her interjections, reactions, and guiding questions sketch her image for us in contrast. And as the profile of her main character grows more defined in relief, so does Cusk's underlying message about love, loss, and feminine identity in the modern world, evident not only in her story but also in its delivery. Outline is an expertly crafted portrait that asks readers to look deeply into the text for discovery. Those who accept that challenge will be rewarded for the effort. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rachel Cusk is the author of three memoirs-A Life's Work, The Last Supper, and Aftermath-and several novels: Saving Agnes, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award; The Temporary; The Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award; The Lucky Ones; In the Fold; Arlington Park; and The Bradshaw Variations. She was chosen as one of Granta's 2003 Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in London.

Subject: Athens (Greece) Fiction
Fiction Authorship Fiction
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