The Lucky Ones
By Rachel Cusk
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780007161324, 240pp.)
Publication Date: November 2005
Other Editions of This Title: DVD-Video
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A young pregnant mother wrestles with an utterly changed life; a new father searches for a sign of the man he used to be; a daughter yearns for a lost childhood; and a mother reaches out in bewilderment to a child she can't fully understand. A rare novel that illuminates "the bustling concourses of life" without sacrificing emotional depth and complexity, The Lucky Ones confirms Rachel Cusk's place among our most incisive writers.
Rachel Cusk is the Whitbread Awardwinning author of Saving Agnes, The Temporary, The Country Life, and, most recently, A Life's Work, her memoir about motherhood. She has been selected among Granta magazine's Best British Novelists of the Decade, and lives in Somerset, England.
“Cusk has a gift for articulating fluid, unsettling emotions just beneath the surface of consciousness.”
“Witty, trenchant and…startling.”
“Insightful…perceptively drawn…poignant, evocative and meant to be savored.”
“Gorgeous, languorous writing.”
-Marie Claire (UK)
“If great fiction puts into words something about ourselves that we didn’t know we knew, this is it.”
-Daily Mail (London)
“Sharp observation of character, vivid imagistic descriptions.”
-Independent on Sunday
“You want to gasp with the shock of recognition at a rarely articulated thought delivered with a visceral punch.”
“A lovely book.”
“[Cusk’s] intelligence and emotional honesty give a sense of having experienced, rather than read, this book…extraordinary.”
“Witty and topical…a fresh and compassionate portrait.”
-The New Yorker
“Subtle and satisfying...a brilliant collection.”