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Outline

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
A luminous, powerful novel that establishes Rachel Cusk as one of the finest writers in the English language

A man and a woman are seated next to each other on a plane. They get to talking - about their destination, their careers, their families. Grievances are aired, family tragedies discussed, marriages and divorces analyzed. An intimacy is established as two strangers contrast their own fictions about their lives.

Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and stark, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during one oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinner and discourse. She goes swimming in the Ionian Sea with her neighbor from the plane. The people she encounters speak volubly about themselves: their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss.

Outline takes a hard look at the things that are hardest to speak about. It brilliantly captures conversations, investigates people's motivations for storytelling, and questions their ability to ever do so honestly or unselfishly. In doing so it bares the deepest impulses behind the craft of fiction writing. This is Rachel Cusk's finest work yet and one of the most startling, brilliant, original novels of recent years.

 
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Used availability for Rachel Cusk's Outline


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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Outline (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4104-7868-8 / 978-1-4104-7868-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-374-22834-5 / 978-0-374-22834-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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September 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-571-23362-7 / 978-0-571-23362-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-250-08154-8 / 978-1-250-08154-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-571-23365-1 / 978-0-571-23365-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4434-4710-2 / 978-1-4434-4710-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Outline
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-78470-244-7 / 978-1-78470-244-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Outline
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-571-23363-5 / 978-0-571-23363-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4830-8050-1 / 978-1-4830-8050-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Outline: Library Edition
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4830-8048-X / 978-1-4830-8048-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4830-8049-8 / 978-1-4830-8049-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Outline
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

December 2014 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Outline
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4712-8461-1 / 978-1-4712-8461-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Outline
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Outline
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Outline
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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January 2015 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Outline: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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