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ISBN-10: 125082818X
ISBN-13: 9781250828187
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 10/05/2021
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 0.80" H

Arlington Park

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A Sunday Times (London) Top 100 Novel of the Twenty-First Century

“No one has written better about what, I suppose, is generally known as female experience . . . All of it is familiar from life but not (thus far) from literature. Everything about Arlington Park is original and fearless.” –Francine Prose, Bookforum

Set over the course of one rainy day in an ordinary English suburb, Arlington Park is a viciously funny portrait of a group of young mothers, each bound to their families, each straining for some kind of independence: Juliet, enraged at the victory of men over women in family life; Amanda, warding off thoughts of death with obsessive housework; Solly, about to give birth to her fourth child; Maisie, struggling to accept provincial life; and Christine, the optimist and host of a dinner party where the neighbors come together.

Penetrating and empathetic, Rachel Cusk’s Arlington Park is “a domestic adventure about the perils of modern privilege that is as smartly satirical as it is warmly wise” (Elle).

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"Everything about Arlington Park is original and fearless." –Francine Prose, Bookforum

"Hideously funny . . . A novel with a sense of rightness at its core and a narrative intelligence so swift and piercing it can take your breath away." –The Boston Globe

"Her books are smart and deep, telling tales of urban life that are the twenty-first-century version of Austen or Thackeray. . . . Cusk's depictions and evaluations are spot-on, her language smooth and enthralling." –Baltimore Sun

"Cusk's glory is her style, cold and hard and devastatingly specific, empathetic but not sympathetic." –Los Angeles Times

"Cusk's frank acknowledgment of maternal ambivalence is rare and wonderful." –Entertainment Weekly

"Sharp wit and commanding prose." –The New York Times

"Devastating . . . Incisively vivid." –Publishers Weekly

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Details

ISBN-10: 125082818X
ISBN-13: 9781250828187
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 10/05/2021
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 0.80" H
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