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ISBN13: 9780312271930
ISBN10: 031227193x
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Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel

Agnes Day is mildly discontent. As a child, she never wanted to be an Agnes—she wanted to be a pleasing Grace. Alas, she remained the terminally middle class, hopelessly romantic Agnes. Now she's living with her two best friends in London and working at a trade magazine. Life and love seem to go on without her. Not only does she not know how to get back into the game, she isn't even sure what the game is. But she gives a good performance—until she learns that her roommates and her boyfriend are keeping secrets from her, and that her boss is quitting and leaving her in charge. In great despair, she decides to make it her business to set things straight. Saving Agnes is a perceptive, fresh, and honest novel that has delighted readers and critics on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Living with her two best friends in London, Agnes feels that life and love seem to go on without her. But then she discovers that her roommates and her boyfriend are keeping secrets from her, and that her boss is quitting and leaving her in charge. In great despair, she decides to make it her business to set things straight. Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel.

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Rachel Cusk is also the author of The Country Life. She lives in Oxford.

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Cynthia Newberry Martin, January 25, 2009 (view all comments by Cynthia Newberry Martin)
It’s like watching a house being built–seeing how a writer develops over time. The foundation: Saving Agnes, published in 1993. Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award (now the Costa First Novel Award), Saving Agnes is chick-litty in subject matter; but after all, the author would have only been 26 when this book was published. It also takes Cusk too many words to say what she has to say.

Nevertheless it’s a great beginning for a writer, and it contains some engaging images, like “a row of teenagers sat on a bench like crows on a telegraph wire,” and ”Days when she was expecting a call stretched out before her like empty motorways….” It also contains some interesting lines like “She’d never known loneliness until she’d had company.” And this combination of an intriguing idea and an image to match: “She had changed, she knew, but she didn’t quite know how or when. Like an old car, the addition of new parts over the years had left little of her original material, but her form remained unaltered. Could she, she wondered, still be said to be the same person?”
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312271930
Author:
Cusk, Rachel
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
England
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Young women - England
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.91 x 0.545 in

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"Synopsis" by , Living with her two best friends in London, Agnes feels that life and love seem to go on without her. But then she discovers that her roommates and her boyfriend are keeping secrets from her, and that her boss is quitting and leaving her in charge. In great despair, she decides to make it her business to set things straight. Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel.
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