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Coventry

Rachel Cusk

‘War is a narrative: it might almost be said to embody the narrative principle itself.’

Every so often, for offences actual or hypothetical, my mother and father stop speaking to me. There’s a funny phrase for this phenomenon in England: it’s called being sent to Coventry. I don’t know what the origins of the expression are, though I suppose I could easily find out. Coventry suff…


Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk was one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. She is the author of eight novels and three non-fiction works, including Outline, Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation and The Country Life.  

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