• Aftermath

  • On Marriage and Separation
  • By: Rachel Cusk
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A masterly work of divorce and its consequences, Aftermath is a ruthless, rigorous record of the largely unwritten journey back to order from the chaos of separation.

In the winter of 2009, Rachel Cusk’s marriage of 10 years came to an end. Candid and revelatory, Aftermath chronicles the perilous journey as the author redefines herself and creates a new version of family life for her daughters. She discovers previously unknown strengths and freedoms, but also finds herself suddenly vulnerable to outsiders, unwelcome advice, social displacement, and the absence of a clear authority. The pressure to reconstruct a “normal” life for her daughters competes with the sense that nothing feels normal at all.

Aftermath is a classic: a masterly work in which the author, at her most ruthless and rigorous, charts the largely unwritten journey back to order from the chaos that is left when a family breaks apart.

©2012 by Rachel Cusk (P)2020 Faber and Faber

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I found this book to be beautiful and thoughtful, but riddled with metaphors and similes. So many, that it became annoying and too difficult to ignore. Often, there were 3-4 consecutive sentences with similes or metaphors, one without, and then it would start again. So distracting.

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it's not a good look for anyone to say a lot of this stuff