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Outline

(2014)
(The first book in the Outline series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
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 more they talk the more 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction
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May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Outline (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4104-7868-8 / 978-1-4104-7868-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Outline: A Novel (Outline Trilogy)
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-374-22834-5 / 978-0-374-22834-7 (USA edition)
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Title: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-571-23362-7 / 978-0-571-23362-5 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Outline: A Novel (Outline Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-571-34676-6 / 978-0-571-34676-9 (UK edition)
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Title: Outline: A Novel (Outline Trilogy)
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ISBN: 1-250-08154-8 / 978-1-250-08154-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-571-23365-1 / 978-0-571-23365-6 (UK edition)
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Title: Outline: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4434-4710-2 / 978-1-4434-4710-2 (Canada edition)
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Title: Outline (Outline Trilogy 1)
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ISBN: 1-78470-244-7 / 978-1-78470-244-1 (UK edition)
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Title: Outline
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ISBN: 0-571-23363-5 / 978-0-571-23363-2 (UK edition)
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January 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4830-8050-1 / 978-1-4830-8050-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Outline: Library Edition
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4830-8048-X / 978-1-4830-8048-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Outline: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4830-8049-8 / 978-1-4830-8049-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Outline
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Title: Outline: A Novel
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Title: Outline: A Novel (Outline Trilogy)
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