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Unmoving family dynamics

Rachel Cusk writes about a couple who swap roles, and about a host of their relatives. Rachel Cusk writes about a couple who swap roles, and about a host of their relatives. (Adriane Clark)
By Nan Goldberg
Globe Correspondent / April 2, 2010

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Making good fiction is not a straightforward process, the way, say, preparing good food can be. Here, for instance, is Rachel Cusk, a writer who has imagined some marvelously vivid characters. She has placed demands on them that will inevitably reveal their characters (or lack of them). The details she describes are telling; the conversations meaningful. Finally, she has rendered ... (Full article: 588 words)

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