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The Mars Room

The Mars Room
 

Through Romy - and through a cast of astonishing characters populating TheMars Room - Rachel Kushner presents not just a bold and unsentimental panorama of life on the margins of contemporary America, but an excoriating attack on the prison-industrial complex.

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ISBN 9781448190591
Barcode 9781448190591
Published 11 January 2018 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781448190591
ISBN-10 1448190592
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 11 January 2018
International Publication Date 7 June 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Friendship, FICTION / Literary
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 952355

Description of this Electronic Book

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018** **A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND CRITICS' TOP BOOK OF 2018**'An unforgettable novel.' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'More knowing about prison life [than Orange Is The New Black]... so powerful.' NEW YORK TIMES 'One of America's finest writers.' VOGUERomy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences, plus six years, at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility. Outside is the world from which she has been permanently severed: the San Francisco of her youth, changed almost beyond recognition. The Mars Room strip club where she once gave lap dances for a living. And her seven-year-old son, Jackson, now in the care of Romy's estranged mother.Inside is a new reality to adapt to: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive. The deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner details with humour and precision. Daily acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike. Allegiances formed over liquor brewed in socks, and stories shared through sewage pipes. Romy sees the future stretch out ahead of her in a long, unwavering line - until news from outside brings a ferocious urgency to her existence, challenging her to escape her own destiny and culminating in a climax of almost unbearable intensity. Through Romy - and through a cast of astonishing characters populating The Mars Room - Rachel Kushner presents not just a bold and unsentimental panorama of life on the margins of contemporary America, but an excoriating attack on the prison-industrial complex.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Long-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 (UK)
NZ Review Cements [Kushner's] status as one of America's finest writers.

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Author's Bio

Rachel Kushner's debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. Her follow-up novel, The Flamethrowers, was also a finalist for the National Book Award and received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's and the Paris Review. She lives in Los Angeles.

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