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              Books by Rachel Kushner

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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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              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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              The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020

              The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020 (Hardback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

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              A wildly original first essay collection from the bestselling, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Mars Room In her twenties Rachel Kushner went to Mexico in pursuit of her first love - motorbikes - to compete in the notorious and deadly race, Cabo 1000.

              ISBN 9781787332973
              Released NZ 11 Mar 2021
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Nigel Poor: The San Quentin Project
               

              Nigel Poor: The San Quentin Project (Hardback)

              By Poor, Nigel; Dwayne Betts, Reginald; Coles-El, Mesro; Contributions by Kushner, Rachel; Nelson, Michael

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                27 Jul 21

              The San Quentin Project collects a largely unseen visual record of daily life inside one of America's oldest and largest prisons, demonstrating the experience of incarceration and how this penal institution of the state is now being used to teach visual literacy.

              ISBN 9781597114929
              Released NZ 27 Jul 2021
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Laura Owens

              Laura Owens (Hardback)

              Text by Beshty, Walead; Hudson, Suzanne; Dalton, Trinie; Godfrey, Mark; Kushner, Rachel

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              A major monograph on contemporary artist Laura Owens surveys her career and explores why she has become one of the most interesting and provocative painters of today.

              ISBN 9780847843992
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2015
              Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
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              The Heights: Matthew Porter's Photographs of Flying Cars

              The Heights: Matthew Porter's Photographs of Flying Cars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Photographs by Porter, Matthew; Text by Kushner, Rachel

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              I was inspired by the way a car can steal the show. Think of iconic car chases in films- it's often about spectacle, and has little to do with advancing a narrative. And that's the way I think of these cars, as dead-end technologies, but also as high-performance machines which, f...or their audience, sought to reflect the spirit and attitudes of their time. -Matthew Porter Matthew Porter presents a portfolio of twenty-five images of old-school cars, captured in midair as they careen over city streets and highway intersections. Each photograph is a freeze-frame-a hypothetical film still from a pulp-fiction chase scene. The series seems, on one hand, to distill the essence of muscle-car Americana, a pop-cultural semaphore for the high-testosterone male persona. And yet, on the other, the subject-the all-American muscle car as antihero-is caught in an eternal state of suspended animation, while the various elements of the landscape in the background organize themselves around the edges of the frame. The resulting pictures are a hybrid of hyperreality and studied, topographic description, part bittersweet nostalgia and part ironic reinvention of a classic American trope.
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              ISBN 9781597114578
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2019
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              The Mars Room: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

              The Mars Room: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 (Paperback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

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              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.

              ISBN 9780099589969
              Released NZ 16 Apr 2019
              Publisher Vintage
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              Underworld
               

              Underworld (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

              By DeLillo, Don; Introduction by Kushner, Rachel

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              An epic novel that encompasses fifty years of American history

              ISBN 9781447289395
              Released NZ 8 Sep 2015
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Picador Classic
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              The Flamethrowers

              The Flamethrowers (Paperback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

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              The year is 1977 and Reno - so called because of the place of her birth - has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity in the art world. This book tells her story.

              ISBN 9780099586982
              Released NZ 3 Feb 2014
              Publisher Vintage
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              A Thousand Acres

              A Thousand Acres (Hardback)

              By Smiley, Jane; Introduction by Kushner, Rachel

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              This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm among his three daughters. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres spins the most fundamental themes of truth, justice, lo...ve, and pride into a universally acclaimed masterpiece.
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              ISBN 9781841593821
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2018
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Mayor of Leipzig
               

              The Mayor of Leipzig (Hardback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

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              An acidic portrait of the grifters and pretenders of the art world, from the celebrated author of The Mars Room In Rachel Kushner's latest work of fiction, The Mayor of Leipzig, an unnamed artist recounts her travels from New York City to Cologne--where she contemplates German gu...ilt and art-world grifters, and Leipzig--where she encounters live adult entertainment in a business hotel. The narrator gossips about everyone, including the author. Taking a time out from what happened to me in Cologne and in Leipzig, Kushner writes, I want to let you in on a secret: I personally know the author of this story you're reading. Because she fancies herself an art world type, a hanger-on. Who would do that voluntarily? I mean, it's not like someone held a gun to my head and said, Be an artist. I chose it, but I still can't imagine having anything to do with the art world if you don't have to. Also, people who don't make stuff, who instead try to catalogue, periodize, and understand art, they never understand the first thing. Art is about taste, a sense of humor, and most writers lack both. Rachel Kushner (born 1968) is the author of The Flamethrowers (2013) and The Mars Room (2018). Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. A collection of her early work, The Strange Case of Rachel K, was published by New Directions in 2015. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's and the Paris Review.
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              ISBN 9781949172478
              Released NZ 28 Feb 2021
              Publisher Karma
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