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Saving Agnes
Saving Agnes: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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The acclaimed winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award, by the author of The Country Life Chronically confused, terminally middle class, hopelessly romantic, Agnes Day lives with her two best friends in the London suburbs and works at an obscure trade magazine. Life and love seem to go on without her. But she gives a convincing performance that everything is alright--that is, 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. Rachel Cusk explores the business of growing up and moving on with a deftly comic, surprisingly moving touch, confirming her reputation as one of England's smartest and most entertaining young writers.
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BekaReid
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"I always believed there would be a point where I would definitely know if I was happy - when I would become myself, if you see what I mean, instead of just impersonating what I thought I should be. And now I feel as if I've suddenly woken up and things have gone by without me seeing them."

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BekaReid
Saving Agnes: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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I just adore Rachel Cusk's use of language.

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BekaReid
Saving Agnes: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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Took myself on a lunch date today

LiteraryinLawrence Good self care! 3mo
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CarolynM
Saving Agnes: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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Cathythoughts This sounds good 👍🏻stacking 4y
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Abailliekaras
Saving Agnes: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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I enjoyed this despite finding Agnes quite unloveable! A real slice of life in north London - if you lack confidence or make some poor decisions, it can be precarious. The flashbacks & her self-sabotage annoyed me at times. Extremely funny too, some laugh out loud moments.

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Abailliekaras
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"The house, like the party, was subsiding."

Great first line. I'm enjoying it and getting into the rhythm of going back in time (which I was impatient with initially). Very funny in parts.

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Abailliekaras
Saving Agnes: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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Bedtime reading in the hotel ... Bliss. Oh that's right, I'm sharing the room with George the 5 year old. Photobomb 1, reading 0.