A Life’s Work
A Life’s Work is Rachel Cusk’s funny, moving, brutally honest account of her early experiences of motherhood. An education in babies, books, breast-feeding, toddler groups, broken nights, bad advice and never being alone, it is a landmark work, which has provoked acclaim and outrage in equal measure.
‘An incitement to riot . . . It’s an extraordinary piece of work and the writing is utterly beautiful . . . I laughed out loud, often, in painful recognition.’ Esther Freud
‘As compulsive as a thriller.’ Kate Kellaway, Observer
‘Thank god for Rachel Cusk’s beautifully written and compelling memoir.’ Claire Messud, Guardian Books of the Year
‘Cusk is not afraid to address frankly the grief for freedom lost, the despair, pain, boredom and guilt – all in the context of the mother’s unspeakable love for the baby . . . Perhaps the most beautifully written and moving book on the subject.’ Stephanie Merritt, Observer
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