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The Mars Room

The Mars Room
  

FEATURING ORIGINAL MUSIC BY SONIC YOUTH'S KIM GORDON! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Electrifying. --Vanity Fair A page turner... The Mars Room is one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart. --The New York Times Book Review Brilliant and devastating... The Mars R... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781508244370
Barcode 9781508244370
Published 1 May 2018 by Simon & Schuster Audio
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) Read by Kushner, Rachel
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ISBN-13 9781508244370
ISBN-10 1508244375
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Imprint Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date 1 May 2018
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) Read by Kushner, Rachel
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 130mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 227g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress California, Audiobooks, Women prisoners, Prison violence, Correctional personnel
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

FEATURING ORIGINAL MUSIC BY SONIC YOUTH'S KIM GORDON! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Electrifying. --Vanity Fair A page turner... The Mars Room is one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart. --The New York Times Book Review Brilliant and devastating... The Mars Room is a heartbreaking, true, and nearly flawless novel. --NPR From twice National Book Award-nominated Rachel Kushner, whose Flamethrowers was called the best, most brazen, most interesting book of the year (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine), comes a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America. It's 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility, deep in California's Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision. Stunning and unsentimental, The Mars Room demonstrates new levels of mastery and depth in Kushner's work. It is audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined. As James Wood said in The New Yorker, her fiction succeeds because it is so full of vibrantly different stories and histories, all of them particular, all of them brilliantly alive.

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Author's Bio

Rachel Kushner is the bestselling author of The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2013; Telex from Cuba, a finalist for the National Book Award; and The Mars Room. She lives in Los Angeles. Rachel Kushner is the bestselling author of The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2013; Telex from Cuba, a finalist for the National Book Award; and The Mars Room. She lives in Los Angeles.

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