• Title : Outline

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  • ISBN: 0571233627

  • Format Type: Hardcover

  • Number of Pages: 249 pages


Outline Description

A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives.Beginning with the neighbouring passenger on the flight out and his tales of fast boats and failed marriages, the storytellers talk of their loves and ambitions and pains, their anxieties, their perceptions and daily lives In the stifling heat and noise of the city the sequence of voice begins to weave a complex human tapestry The they talk the elliptical their listener becomes, as she shapes and directs their accounts until certain themes begin to emerge the experience of loss, the nature of family life, the difficulty of intimacy and the mystery of creativity itself Outline is a novel about writing and talking, about self effacement and self expression, about the desire to create and the human art of self portraiture in which that desire finds its universal form..



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thumbnail Title: Outline
Author:Rachel Cusk
ISBN :0571233627
ranting: 3.5
Reviewer: 58 Reviews
Description: A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she mee

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