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The Lucky Ones

A Novel

by Rachel Cusk

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list price: $38.95
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published: March 2004
ISBN:9780007161317
publisher: HarperCollins
imprint: Harper
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The Lucky Ones is a novel about creating and sustaining life during times of great transformation. The five people whose lives converge here are also haunted by family -- the longing for love, the struggle to connect. 

A young pregnant mother wrestles with utterly changed circumstances; 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. Accidental connections and overlapping relationships build a complex family portrait: all are linked by the elemental impact of children on adult lives.

This profound evocation of family and its magnetic bonds reveals the mysterious forces that separate us from those we love and bind us to what we no longer understand.

The Lucky Ones will stop you cold with its startling precision and power. Demonstrating a rare gift for illuminating "the bustling concourses of life" without sacrificing emotional depth or complexity, this rare and stunning novel confirms Rachel Cusk's place among our most incisive writers.

About the Author

Rachel Cusk

RACHEL CUSK is the author of three memoirs—A Life’s WorkThe Last Supper and Aftermath—and several novels: Saving Agnes, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award; The TemporaryThe Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award; The Lucky OnesIn the FoldArlington Park; and The Bradshaw Variations. Her first two novels in the Outline trilogy, Outline and Transit, were finalists for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and Outline was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. She was chosen as one of Granta’s 2003 Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in London.

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Editorial Reviews

“Witty, trenchant and…startling.”

— Library Journal

“Cusk has a gift for articulating fluid, unsettling emotions just beneath the surface of consciousness.”

— Entertainment Weekly

“Witty and topical…a fresh and compassionate portrait.”

— The New Yorker

“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.”

— Independent Magazine

“If great fiction puts into words something about ourselves that we didn’t know we knew, this is it.”

— Daily Mail (London)

“Impressively written.”

— Marie Claire (UK)

“Gorgeous, languorous writing.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Subtle and satisfying...a brilliant collection.”

— Boston Globe

“Insightful…perceptively drawn…poignant, evocative and meant to be savored.”

— Booklist

“[Cusk’s] intelligence and emotional honesty give a sense of having experienced, rather than read, this book…extraordinary.”

— People

“A lovely book.”

— Irish Independent

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