it's a vibe
A friend gave me their copy because they accidentally bought the book twice without realizing they already had this one - actually a pretty good metaphor for how I feel about the book. Not my favourite by her, but I still had an ok time reading it. Still trying to work out of a bit of a reading slump so I'm mostly going with what's easy and familiar. Maybe Rachel Cusk isn't "easy" exactly but you definitely know what you're getting into. Pages of weird drab low-key suburb/womanhood horror occasionally punctuated by passages of incredible depth or beauty or heartbreak. If you need a plot, this is not for you.