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This review is from: Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation (Hardcover)
I just love Rachel Cusk. I envy the way she strings words together. It is like she is at one with the language. Her powers of description are phenomenal. Maybe that is why I finished this book feeling so exhausted. She conveyed her 'aftermath' so convincingly that it stung to read it, and it was so personal that it felt like I was invading. She does feel free to write controversially and openly about so many things- motherhood being the obvious topic to start with- but might she have gone too far this time? There are so many others involved- what about them and the sanctity of their aftermath? What about her family? What about her kids? What about her ex-husband? It feels like published therapy. And yes, its great she has 'moved on' but I didn't sense any lightness as a consequence, just a heavy foreboding. A very sad little book.