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              The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020
               

              The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

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              • Pub Date
                13 Apr 21

              From the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Mars Room, a wildly original first essay collection about living fast and free in a crowded worldIn her twenties Rachel Kushner went to Mexico in pursuit of her first love - motorbikes - to compete in the notorious and deadly race, ...Cabo 1000. As fellow racers died on the roadside, bikes were stolen and friends abandoned one another in the heat of the chase, she crashed at 80mph and miraculously survived; soon after, she decided to leave her controlling boyfriend and manoeuvred her way into a freer new life.The Hard Crowd is a white-knuckle ride through that life; a book about muscling your way through, finding your own path and, as she says in the hair-raising opening essay, 'completing the ride without dying'. Charged with hot-blooded humanity - with anger against the world's cruelties, and a free-wheeling passion for rare people, machines, movies, music, art and writing - it is an electrifying work about a woman's determination to reach the finish line.
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              ISBN 9781787333109
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Telex from Cuba
                

              Telex from Cuba (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Kushner, Rachel; Read by James, Lloyd

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              Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction The debut novel by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Kushner, called shimmering (The New Yorker), multilayered and absorbing (The New York Times Book Review), and gorgeously written (Kirkus Reviews).Young Everly Lederer and ...K.C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend their own fiefdom--three hundred thousand acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane that surround their gated enclave. If the rural tropics are a child's dreamworld, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of the grown-ups around them--the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the race hierarchies and violence. In Havana, a thousand kilometers and a world away from the American colony, a cabaret dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Mazi re, whose seductive demeanor can't mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Ra l Castro lead a revolt from the mountains above the cane plantation, torching the sugar and kidnapping a boat full of yanqui revelers, K.C. and Everly begin to discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming. Though their parents remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come. Kushner's first novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.
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              ISBN 9781508294382
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
              Interest Age 16+ years
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