Filtered through the impersonal gaze of its keenly intelligent protagonist, "Transit" sees Rachel Cusk delve deeper into the themes first raised in her critically acclaimed "Outline", and offers up a penetrating and moving reflection on childhood and fate, the value of suffering, the moral problems of personal responsibility, and the mystery of change. In this precise, short, and yet epic cycle of novels, Cusk manages to describe the most elemental experiences, the liminal qualities of life, through a narrative near-silence that draws language toward it. She captures with unsettling restraint and honesty the longing to both inhabit and flee one's life and the wrenching ambivalence animating our desire to feel real.
Second book of "The Outline Trilogy"
Paperback, 260 pages