The country life

Rachel Cusk, 1967-

Book - 2021

"Stella Benson sets off for Hilltop, a tiny Sussex village housing a family that is somewhat larger-than-life. Her hopes for the Maddens may be high, but her station among them--as au pair to their irascible son, Martin--is undeniably low.What could possibly have driven her to leave her home, job, and life in London for such rural ignominy? Why has she severed all contact with her parents? And why is she so reluctant to talk about her past?"--from publisher

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Subjects
Genres
Humorous fiction
Published
New York : Picador [2021]
Language
English
Physical Description
344 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
1250828155
9781250828156
Main Author
Rachel Cusk, 1967- (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A New York Times Notable Book of the YearWinner of the Somerset Maugham AwardThe Country Life, Rachel Cusk’s third novel, is a rich and subtle story about embarrassment, awkwardness, and being alone; about families, or the lack of them; and about love in some peculiar guises.“A brilliant oxymoron—a serious farce . . . Cusk’s ability to keep us interested in innumerable human collisions is uncanny.” —The New YorkerStella Benson sets off for Hilltop, a tiny Sussex village housing a family that is somewhat larger-than-life. Her hopes for the Maddens may be high, but her station among them—as au pair to their irascible son, Martin—is undeniably low. What could possibly have driven her to leave her home, job, and life in London for such rural ignominy? Why has she severed all contact with her parents? And why is she so reluctant to talk about her past?