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Rachel Cusk’s Outline trilogy is getting the perfect audiobook narrator.

Emily Temple

October 29, 2020, 11:18am

Yes, it’s Kristin Scott Thomas, our most recent Mrs. Danvers and our forever Fiona. Can’t you just imagine her as the narrator of Cusk’s cool-toned autofictions?

The best part is, she got the gig because she’s a fan. “Faber heard that I was a Rachel Cusk fan so I was thrilled when they asked me to record her recent novels,” Thomas told The Bookseller. “I have been practicing for years, reading them aloud to myself, hoping that one day somebody would ask me to record them. It has been such a pleasure. Rachel Cusk has a relentless and humorous eye for the truth in relationships, and describes that brilliantly.”

Thomas is the master of portraying a woman trying to keep her sharp edges while emotions broil underneath; I can’t wait to hear her take on Cusk’s contemporary classics.

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