The Country Life by Rachel Cusk audiobook

The Country Life

By Rachel Cusk
Read by Jenny Sterlin

Recorded Books, Inc.
13.30 Hours 1
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Winner of England's Whitbread Award for Saving Agnes and the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award, Rachel Cusk has won popular and critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. This young British author's beguiling novel is both poignant and hilarious. When Stella leaves London for a small village in Sussex, she hopes that the country life will be conducive to her journey toward self-discovery. She'll have no more insipid lover, dead end job, or controlling parents to endure. But, as an au pair for a dispiriting family, she's stalked by bad-tempered people, misfortune from weather and wildlife, and unwelcome suitors. Spunky and resourceful, she manages to keep a stiff upper lip, even when her darkest secret manages to catch up with her. Jenny Sterlin sparkles in her role as the irrepressible Stella. Even in the face of Stella's angst and touching vulnerability, you will find it impossible to stifle your laughter.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of England's Whitbread Award for Saving Agnes and the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award, Rachel Cusk has won popular and critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. This young British author's beguiling novel is both poignant and hilarious. When Stella leaves London for a small village in Sussex, she hopes that the country life will be conducive to her journey toward self-discovery. She'll have no more insipid lover, dead end job, or controlling parents to endure. But, as an au pair for a dispiriting family, she's stalked by bad-tempered people, misfortune from weather and wildlife, and unwelcome suitors. Spunky and resourceful, she manages to keep a stiff upper lip, even when her darkest secret manages to catch up with her. Jenny Sterlin sparkles in her role as the irrepressible Stella. Even in the face of Stella's angst and touching vulnerability, you will find it impossible to stifle your laughter.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Smart, charming, and often outright hilarious.” Entertainment Weekly
“A sophisticated confection…For this delightful novel about the governess from hell, maybe only the word ‘wicked’ will do.” New York Times Book Review
“A brilliant oxymorona serious farce so subtle that its command of the reader must called insidious…Bright, candid, and modestly humorous, Stella Benson lures us into complicity…Cusk’s ability to keep us interested in innumerable human collisions is uncanny. We may finally learn Stella’s secrets, but she remains as fascinatingly indecipherable as anyone we know.” New Yorker
“An oddly ingratiating social comedy…Smart, literate, offbeat, confiding…A pleasure.” Boston Globe

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Author Bio: Rachel Cusk

Author Bio: Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk is the author of several memoirs and a number of novels, including Saving Agnes, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award; The Temporary; The Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award; The Lucky Ones; In the Fold; Arlington Park; and The Bradshaw Variations. She was chosen as one of Granta’s 2003 Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English