Country Life

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Stella escapes from London, dumps all of her possessions with her parents and takes a job as a carer with a family in Suffolk. The family have a disabled son and as the narrative unfolds it becomes clear why she has had to flee her old life.

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Description

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? Why is she so reluctant to talk about her past?

The 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.

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Weight 0.252 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 2.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

341

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K