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February Reading Group: Second Place by Rachel Cusk

February Reading Group: Second Place by Rachel Cusk

In February we'll be discussing Second Place by Rachel Cusk

Thursdays 19.30-21.00 and Saturdays 15.30-17.00

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

A woman invites a famed artist to visit the remote coastal region where she lives, in the belief that his vision will penetrate the mystery of her life and landscape. Over the course of one hot summer, his provocative presence provides the frame for a study of female fate and male privilege, of the geometries of human relationships, and of the struggle to live morally between our internal and external worlds.

With its examination of the possibility that art can both save and destroy us, Second Place is deeply affirming of the human soul, while grappling with its darkest demons.