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Second Place

3,290 ISK

Höfundur Rachel Cusk

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

'A classic, but with contemporary urgency thumping through it.' Claire-Louise Bennett, author of Pond. A woman invites a famed artist to the remote coastal landscape where she lives. Drawn to his paintings, she believes his vision may penetrate the mystery at the centre of her life. But as a long, dry summer sets in, his provocative presence soon twists the patterns of her secluded household.


A psychodrama that is both timeless and up-to-the minute.

Truly one of a kind.' Justine Jordan, Guardian'A novel of deep insight and scarring honesty.' Martin Chilton, Independent'Re-sets the dial yet again.' Claire Harman, Evening Standard.