Story: ‘Thirst’ by Rachel Cusk

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Named as one of Granta’s Best Young Novelists in 2003, Rachel Cusk is the author of seven highly acclaimed novels – including Whitbread First Novel Award winner Saving Agnes, The Lucky Ones, and Arlington Park, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her non-fiction books are A Life’s Work, Aftermath and The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy.




by Rachel Cusk

© Rachel Cusk

Thirst’ comes from the 2007 Asham Awards anthology Is This What You Want?

With many thanks to the Asham Trust for allowing us to reprint this story.

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