Tuesday, September 25 2012
Aftermath chronicles author Rachel Cusk’s decade-long marriage. Cusk has always been a brutally direct, brusque writer without time for niceties. Aftermath is no exception. But this time, some readers may feel Cusk has gone too far.
Monday, May 24 2010
In Cusk's latest acidic take on English suburban life, something is bound to happen, but it may not be redemptive. Nearly everyone in The Bradshaw Variations remains unhappy.
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The women all feel stuck in comfortable lives, but their alarming lack of agency is what keeps them there and derails the novel.
Monday, April 12 2004
The novel purports to be as felicitous and random as everyday life, but in truth it is precisely plotted and predetermined beyond all spontaneity.