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In the wake of family collapse, a novelist moves to London with her two young sons. As she endeavors to construct a new reality for herself and her children, she encounters a number of transitions--personal, moral, artistic, practical, and is made to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to, and believe in, life.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,, [2017]
Edition: First Canadian edition
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9781443447126
Characteristics: 260 pages


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Aug 23, 2017

A woman looking to settle in London runs into her ex and tries to adjust to new surroundings. Couldn't put the first hundred pages down, and then Cusk drops the thread. More novel like than the first, will the last in the trilogy follow suite?

Jul 23, 2017

I've come to harmonious ease (since "Outline") with her outward ramblings (still, dialog format occasionally bothers me) constantly shaken by inward restraint.

The effect maybe personal, whether to live life in a slow-bleeding-to-death fatalism or a fantastical plot full of contrivances.

Like "Outline", both books are inspiring for writers(-to-be), as if I could come up with remarkable materials from seemingly insignificant experience.

Jul 04, 2017

Wonderful prose

Jun 11, 2017

What a bittersweet feeling to finish. I've loved every minute spent w/ the transitory people filing the pages of Transit. There is so much to ponder here. It is rich with meaning, filled with both observation and insight that bears rereading.

May 29, 2017

An insightful novel - more of a thinking realm than a physical one. As the main character is renovating the inside of her new house she is also looking at relationships and friends and their internal past and present.

Feb 22, 2017

Rachel Cusk is an interesting read. Much has been written about her 'plotless' style. I disagree, there's plot, it's just not typical. If you like books that make you think, probably if you are analytical, you will like her writing. I did.

Jan 24, 2017

Cusk is a wonderful writer with interesting things to say. The narrator, the same woman as in "Outline", has moved to London with her two sons. The book is a series of encounters she has with a variety of friends and strangers. She listens and is revealed.

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