Rachel Cusk — SECOND PLACE - with Makenna Goodman

Upcoming Event
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

A woman invites a famous artist to use her guesthouse in the remote coastal landscape where she lives with her family. Powerfully drawn to his paintings, she believes his vision might penetrate the mystery at the center of her life. But as a long, dry summer sets in, his provocative presence itself becomes an enigma—and disrupts the calm of her secluded household.

Second Place, Rachel Cusk’s electrifying new novel, is a study of female fate and male privilege, the geometries of human relationships, and the moral questions that animate our lives. It reminds us of art’s capacity to uplift—and to destroy.

Cusk will be in conversation with Makenna Goodman, author of The Shame. She has written for the New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Catapult, Harvard Review, the White Review, and BOMB, with interviews and other words in the Paris Review, Guernica, The Rumpus, and Commonplace Podcast.

*Signed bookplates are available for event attendees (while supplies last)!

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Second Place: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374279226
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 4th, 2021

Not Signed or Personalized