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The Mars Room

The Mars Room (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kushner, Rachel

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 w...here 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 relentlessly 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 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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ISBN 9781910702680
Released NZ 18 Jun 2018
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781910702680
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Released 18 Jun 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 428g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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