Nov 24, 2020
The Cutting Room
Posted by Mary Watson

When her husband Amir abruptly leaves home, film editor Lucinda is left angry and puzzled Where has Amir gone, and why In the months before he left, Amir seemed troubled and preoccupied and their marriage had become strained and tense Now Lucinda worries that his departure could be her fault Soon afterwards, Lucinda is brutally assaulted in a knife attack, which throwsWhen her husband Amir abruptly leaves home, film editor Lucinda is left angry and puzzled Where has Amir gone, and why In the months before he left, Amir seemed troubled and preoccupied and their marriage had become strained and tense Now Lucinda worries that his departure could be her fault Soon afterwards, Lucinda is brutally assaulted in a knife attack, which throws her even off balance.Searching for composure, she finds a distraction in assisting an older friend, Austrian film maker Thomas, with a documentary he is making about an old mission station which is allegedly haunted But the experience becomes an unnerving one for Lucinda who finds Thomas s growing obsession with the story behind his film worrying As tensions build, so does the underlying mood of constant menace, until Lucinda is confronted with a disturbing revelation.The Cutting Room is a thoughtful and provocative novel of loss and loneliness, longing and guilt, and the different ways in which people can be haunted.

  • Title: The Cutting Room
  • Author: Mary Watson
  • ISBN: 9780143530862
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Cutting Room When her husband Amir abruptly leaves home film editor Lucinda is left angry and puzzled Where has Amir gone and why In the months before he left Amir seemed troubled and preoccupied and their marr

    Lauren Smith

    Writing a plot summary for The Cutting Room is difficult the novel doesn t follow the chronology of its events Putting them in chronological order for a plot summary feels disingenuous, because that s not a proper reflection of how the novel feels to me But all summaries and reviews are inaccurate in some way keeping that in mind I might as well go ahead Lucinda is a cutter She doesn t cut herself with blades she cuts and edits film but the sense of menace and the hint at harm and self harm are [...]



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