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The Mars Room

The Mars Room (Paperback)

By Kushner, Rachel

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From the author of internationally acclaimed The Flamethrowers - a fearless and heartbreaking novel about love, friendship and incarceration. **THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** 'Kushner is one of our most outstanding modern writers' STYLIST 'More knowing about prison life [than Or...ange Is The New Black]... so powerful.' NEW YORK TIMES 'Breathtaking' VOGUE Romy 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 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 9780099589969
Released NZ 16 Apr 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099589969
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 16 Apr 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 281g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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