Cusk, Rachel The Lucky Ones

ISBN 13: 9781857029123

The Lucky Ones

3.21 avg rating
( 358 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781857029123: The Lucky Ones
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The long-awaited new novel from the Whitbread Award winning author of SAVING AGNES and THE COUNTRY LIFE, which won her a Somerset Maugham Prize. In this profound study of human relationships, five overlapping narratives of love and detachment merge to form a powerful evocation of family identity.

Children grew up and left and news of them came back like news of a distant war in which they were fighting and from which they were occasionally permitted leave, when they would return for a week or two to wander about as though in a mirage of the past. It often seemed that while they had changed Ravenley had not, but by the time they left that impression had usually been reversed.

Five men and women's lives converge in this powerful and moving story of family relationships.

A young pregnant woman's misfortune; a new father's disaffection; a daughter's search for lost childhood; a mother's antagonism; a wife's secret suffering – through it all runs the story of Victor Porter, a campaigning lawyer, and his journalist wife Serena, in whose relationship the conflict between the public and the personal, between love and morality, is played out.

Rachel Cusk writes of life's transformations; of what separates us from those we love and what binds us to those we no longer understand. The Lucky Ones is a novel about creating and sustaining life. It illuminates with startling precision the texture and complexity of emotional existence within 'the bustling concourses of life'.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

‘The Lucky Ones has a theme equal to its author’s wit, intelligence and genius for observation. This novel is not a particularly comfortable place to be, partly because it’s so much like life and partly because Rachel Cusk is brilliant at depicting unattractive characters. But anyone who has ever lived in a family will relish it.’ Cressida Connolly, Daily Telegraph

‘Her prose is measured and poised. She share’s Virginia Woolf’s interest in making art out of the minutiae of women’s inner monologues.’ Stephanie Merritt, Observer

'Cusk is a highly interesting, original writer and, more unusually, she is a joy to read.' Helen Dunmore

'Goodness she can write. It takes the breath away.' Claudia FitzHerbert, Daily Telegraph

Praise for The Country Life:
"In this, her third novel, Rachel Cusk writes with the fastidiousness and delightful grace we have come to expect... Stella is a splendidly memorable creation." Sue Gaisford, Independent on Sunday

"This book is a delight... The Country Life is remarkable for two things; its humour and its menace... Its mixture of P.G.Wodehouse, Cold Comfort Farm and Jane Austen is a pleasure to read" Tibor Fischer, Sunday Express

“I was addicted. The detail is breathtaking and Cusk’s descriptions of a heatwave in the countryside almost had me dripping sweat and scratching the nettle stings. It is also hysterically funny.” Lisa Jewell

Sunday Telegraph:

'An elegantly crafted piece consisting of five overlapping stories...this novel shows Cusk paring down her prose to excellent effect.'

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used
Condition: Very Good
The book has been read, but is... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780007161324: The Lucky Ones

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0007161328 ISBN 13: 9780007161324
Publisher: Fourth Estate, 2005
Softcover

9780007161317: The Lucky Ones

Fourth..., 2004
Hardcover

9781857029130: The Lucky Ones

Harper..., 2010
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Cusk, Rachel
ISBN 10: 1857029127 ISBN 13: 9781857029123
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 3
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003795423

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
7.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Cusk, Rachel
ISBN 10: 1857029127 ISBN 13: 9781857029123
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR006725095

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
7.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Cusk, Rachel
ISBN 10: 1857029127 ISBN 13: 9781857029123
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR007234114

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
7.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Cusk, Rachel
Published by Fourth Estate (2003)
ISBN 10: 1857029127 ISBN 13: 9781857029123
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
MusicMagpie
(Stockport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2003. Condition: Very Good. 1599307887. Seller Inventory # U9781857029123

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
9.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Cusk, Rachel
Published by Fourth Estate (2003)
ISBN 10: 1857029127 ISBN 13: 9781857029123
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Sun Damage to edge of Pages. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service " all orders are dispatched next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0000551065

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
7.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

CUSK, Rachel
Published by Fourth Estate, NY (2003)
ISBN 10: 1857029127 ISBN 13: 9781857029123
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA
(Springtown, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Fourth Estate, NY, 2003. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First American Edition. Bound in green and yellow boards, stamped in gold in illustrated dust jacket. A rather scarce first edition of this, the author's fourth book of fiction. 228 pp. The author won the Whitbread First Novel Award for Saving Agnes. Seller Inventory # 59005284

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
27.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.74
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Rachel Cusk
Published by Fourth Estate, London (2003)
ISBN 10: 1857029127 ISBN 13: 9781857029123
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity available: 1
Seller:
MHO - Collectors' Books
(Hindhead, United Kingdom)

Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 1st Impression. not price clipped, no owner's name or other inscription, book has first hint of spine lean (despite being very carefully read) page ends age toned ( text not affected) D/j is "as new" and is protected by a clear removable sleeve. Seller Inventory # 048515

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
17.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 21.18
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds