On Marriage and Separation

Book - 2012
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In 2003, Rachel Cusk published A Life's Work , a provocative and often startlingly funny memoir about the cataclysm of motherhood. Widely acclaimed, the book started hundreds of arguments that continue to this day. Now, in her most personal and relevant book to date, Cusk explores divorce's tremendous impact on the lives of women.

An unflinching chronicle of Cusk's own recent separation and the upheaval that followed--"a jigsaw dismantled"--it is also a vivid study of divorce's complex place in our society. "Aftermath" originally signified a second harvest, and in this book, unlike any other written on the subject, Cusk discovers opportunity as well as pain. With candor as fearless as it is affecting, Rachel Cusk maps a transformative chapter of her life with an acuity and wit that will help us understand our own.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2012.
ISBN: 9780374102135
Characteristics: 146 p. ;,22 cm.


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Apr 30, 2017

Beautifully written. Relishing the phrasing in this book. Cusk has the ability to be brutally honest with herself and the bravery to share this with the world. Not sure what has put the other reviewers off. This book is a find.

Jun 17, 2014

Infuriating, narcisstic, self-absorbed and clinical. Despite what she says, Cusk is not a feminist. Yes, she writes well and is intelligent, but to what end? Extremely disappointing.

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