A woman on a plane
listens to the stranger in the seat next to hers telling her the story
of his life: his work, his marriage, and the harrowing night he has just
spent burying the family dog. That woman is Faye, who is now on her way
to Europe to promote the book she has just published. Once she reaches
her destination, the conversations she has with the people she meets -
about art, about family, about politics, about love, about sorrow and
joy, about justice and injustice - are the most far-reaching questions
human beings ask.
These conversations, the last of them with her son, rise dramatically and majestically to a beautiful conclusion.
"Kudos" completes Rachel Cusk's trilogy with overwhelming power. The trilogy is one of the great achievements in fiction.
Paperback, 232 pages