Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation

Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation Review

In the winter of 2009, Rachel Cusk's marriage of ten years came to an end. In the months that followed, life as she had known it came apart, 'like a jigsaw dismantled into a heap of broken-edged pieces'. 'Aftermath' chronicles this perilous journey a...

Title:Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation
Edition Language:English

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  • Trish

    It used to be rare for me to read through a writer’s oeuvre at once. I was afraid I would show an author I admired to disadvantage. With Rachel Cusk, each book is another, deeper aspect of the same ...

  • Holly

    Why was Cusk so reviled for writing this book? I honestly don't understand. I came to read this late - after reading Outline and Transit. I recognize that there is something oddly repellant (as in: di...

  • MJ Nicholls

    Never marry a writer, because when the inevitable happens, they can turn their distress into “art” and send you down as the flakiest twot of all time. Unless Hatchet Job winner Camilla Long is to ...

  • Kasey Jueds

    I was predisposed to love this book, since I've loved all of Rachel Cusk's work (with the exception of one of her very early novels) thus far--I even pre-ordered it on Amazon, which I think I've done ...

  • Iva

    Rachel Cusk's novel's are wonderful; they are illuminating, thoughtful and worthwhile reads. However, this so-called memoir is not in that category. It appears --at least to me--to be a series of jour...

  • Jennifer

    I am not sure what all the fuss is about. Yes, it's raw and angry, but it's not exactly a 'tell-all' about her marriage or divorce. She hits on some of the major issues, but avoids the gory details--w...

  • Sarahc Caflisch

    Not an unenjoyable read if you read this first: http://hatchetjoboftheyear.com/ which I kind of agree with (the review AND that the reviewer deserved "Hatchet Job of the Year"). Warning: this book is ...

  • Elyssa

    Underwhelming, lacking substance, and reads like a poorly edited diary; if the author insists on writing about the aftermath of her separation, it would be helpful if she gave the reader more insight ...

  • Jonathan Pool

    I've read a number of Cusk novels, and I'm aware of the divisiveness in response her writing elicits.I too am alternately frustrated by her writing style and intrigued by it.The subject of marital bre...

  • Allison

    I read this book because I'm determined to consume all of Cusk's writings. This is my third book of hers. They have a definite flavour, and I find I can't do them all in a row. I need time (a year?) i...