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Arlington Park: A Novel

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Arlington Park: A Novel

One of Britain’s most exciting young novelists, Whitbread Award winner Rachel Cusk captures contemporary life in scenes that are by turns wry and tender, with a voice that brims with candor. In Arlington Park, Cusk turns her eye to suburbia, with a cast of characters whose anxieties and discomforts seem to rise in proportion to the tidy prosperity of their neighborhood. Unfolding through a variety of viewpoints, their stories echo in perceptive vignettes that raise questions about modern motherhood, the improvised dance of relationships and marriage, and the schism between social expectations and authenticity. Set over the course of a rainy day, moving from one household to another, this is a darkly comic, deeply affecting tour of the extraordinary nature of ordinary life. We hope the following questions will enrich your experience as you explore this wise, provocative novel.

Arlington Park: A Novel
by Rachel Cusk

  • Publication Date: December 26, 2007
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN-10: 0312426720
  • ISBN-13: 9780312426729