Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner

The Strange Case of Rachel K

Fiction by Rachel Kushner

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Kushner is the champion of something strange, wonderful and real.

—Rivka Galchen

Full of vibrantly different stories and histories, all of them particular, all of them brilliantly alive

—James Wood, The New Yorker

Her prose has a poise and wariness and moral graininess that puts you in the mind of weary-souled visionaries like Robert Stone and Joan Didion.

—Dwight Garner, The New York Times Book Review

Kushner’s writing is fluid and clear and possesses a rhythm as determined as an ocean current. Readers will encounter three stories of terrific depth

Publishers Weekly

The title story is a bitter and perfumed prose study in sensuality and brutal compromise with life’s harsh demands.

—Alan Cheuse, NPR

Kushner’s writing is fluid and clear and possesses a rhythm as determined as an ocean current. In this slim book, readers will encounter three stories of terrific depth.

Publishers Weekly

The Kushner of The Strange Case of Rachel K is interested primarily in myth, sex, epistemology and rhetoric, the boundaries of what can be known and how, the female and male gaze, and infinity.

—Gavin tomson, Highway Magazine

There’s a quality of iridescence to Kushner’s writing. Many of the passages are multi-colored: tilted one way you see one colour, tilted another the colour changes.

—Hermione Hoby, The Guardian

Her prose has a poise and wariness and moral graininess that puts you in mind of weary-souled visionaries like Robert Stone and Joan Didion.

—Dwight Gardner, New York Times Book Review

Kushner is a vivid storyteller.

—David Ulin, Los Angeles Times
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