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Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
"A work of stunning beauty, deep insight and great originality." - The New York Times

"Brave and uncompromising. . . . A work of cut-glass brilliance." - Financial Times

"Cusk's writing feels, exhilaratingly, unlike any other fiction being written." - TorontoStar

Internationally acclaimed author and Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Rachel Cusk returns with Transit, a powerful novel that captures a woman's experience with the fear and hope that accompany unavoidable change.

Faye has moved to London with her two young sons in the wake of family collapse. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions - personal, moral, artistic, practical - as she endeavours to construct a new reality for herself and her children. In the city she is made to confront aspects of living she has, until now, avoided, and to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to, and believe in, life.

Filtered through the impersonal gaze of the keenly intelligent Faye, Transit sees Rachel Cusk offer 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 yet epic novel, 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.

"An extraordinary piece of writing - stunningly bold, original and humane." - The DailyTelegraph

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Transit (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4104-9947-2 / 978-1-4104-9947-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Transit: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 0-374-27862-8 / 978-0-374-27862-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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January 2017 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Transit: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4434-4712-9 / 978-1-4434-4712-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Transit
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-910702-62-5 / 978-1-910702-62-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : Canada Paperback

Title: Transit: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-4434-4713-7 / 978-1-4434-4713-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Transit: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-250-15179-1 / 978-1-250-15179-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Transit
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-78470-225-0 / 978-1-78470-225-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Transit
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-910702-61-7 / 978-1-910702-61-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Transit
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
ISBN: 1-5100-4816-2 / 978-1-5100-4816-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Transit
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon   


September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Transit
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Transit: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   


January 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Transit: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Transit
Author(s): Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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