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              Books by Rachel Kushner

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              How I Became One of the Invisible

              How I Became One of the Invisible (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rattray, David; Series edited by Kraus, Chris; Introduction by Dewhurst, Robert; Afterword by Kushner, Rachel

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              The only collection of Rattray's prose: essays that offer a kind of secret history and guidebook to a poetic and mystical tradition.

              ISBN 9781635900729
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2019
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Semiotext(e) / Native Agents
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              Telex from Cuba
                

              Telex from Cuba (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

              • RRP: $34.50
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              Set in the American community in Cuba during the years leading up to Castro's revolution--a place that was a paradise for a few--Kushner's first novel is a tour de force with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.

              ISBN 9781416561040
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2009
              Publisher Scribner Book Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Telex from Cuba
                

              Telex from Cuba (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Kushner, Rachel; Read by James, Lloyd

              • RRP: $95.50
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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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              T'Lex de Cuba
               

              T'Lex de Cuba (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

              • RRP: $55.50
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              ISBN 9782757831823
              Released NZ 4 Oct 2013
              Publisher Contemporary French Fiction
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (French)
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              We Want Everything
                

              We Want Everything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Balestrini, Nanni; Introduction by Kushner, Rachel

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              • Pub Date
                28 Sep 21

              Explosive novel of Italy's revolutionary 1969 by leading Italian novelist It was 1969, and temperatures were rising across the factories of the north as workers demanded better pay and conditions. Soon, discontent would erupt in what became known as Italy's Hot Autumn. A young wo...rker from the impoverished south arrives at Fiat's Mirafiori factory in Turin, where his darker complexion begins to fade from the fourteen-hour workdays in sweltering industrial heat. He is frequently late for work, and sells his blood when money runs low. He fakes a crushed finger to win sick leave. His bosses try to withhold his wages. Our cynical, dry-witted narrator will not bend to their will. I want everything, everything that's owed to me, he tells them. Nothing more and nothing less, because you don't mess with me. Around him, students are holding secret meetings and union workers begin halting work on the assembly lines, crippling the Mirafiori factory with months of continuous strikes. Before long, barricades line the roads, tear gas wafts into private homes, and the slogan We Want Everything is ringing through the streets. Wrought in spare and measured prose, Balestrini's novel depicts an explosive uprising. Introduced by Rachel Kushner, the author of the best-selling The Flamethrowers, We Want Everything is the incendiary fictional account of events that led to a decade of revolt. From the Hardcover edition.
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              ISBN 9781784783693
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Mars Room
               

              The Mars Room (Hardback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

              • RRP: $57.50
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              NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Gritty, empathetic, finely rendered, no sugary toppings, and a lot of punches, none of them pulled. -Margaret Atwood via Twitter A page turner... one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart. --The New York Times Book Review (cover re...view) Brilliant and devastating... 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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              ISBN 9781476756554
              Released NZ 1 May 2018
              Publisher Scribner Book Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016
               

              Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kushner, Rachel; Edited by National, 826

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              Each year a guest editor works with a group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco and 826 Michigan to select the year s best newfiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers age fifteen and up.

              ISBN 9780544812116
              Released NZ 4 Oct 2016
              Publisher Houghton Mifflin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Best American
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              The Flamethrowers
               

              The Flamethrowers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

              • RRP: $36.99
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              From the bestselling author whose debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was nominated for a National Book Award and reviewed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review comes an extraordinarily ambitious new novel about a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and Rome... in the mid-1970s--by turns underground, elite, dangerous.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--artists have colonized a deserted and industrial Soho, are squatting in the East Village, and blurring the line between life and art. Reno falls in with group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to a sentimental education of sorts. She begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the semi-estranged scion of an Italian tire and motorcycle empire. When they visit Sandro's family home in Italy, Reno falls in with members of the radical movement that overtook Italy in 1977. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow. The Flamethrowers is a fearless novel, an intensely engaging exploration of the mystique of the feminine, the fake, the terrorist. In the center of it all is Kushner's brilliantly realized protagonist, a young woman on the verge.
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              ISBN 9781439142011
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2014
              Publisher Scribner Book Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Strange Case of Rachel K
               

              The Strange Case of Rachel K (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

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              Now in paperback, three early stories about myth, power, and sex by the acclaimed author of The Flamethrowers

              ISBN 9780811225533
              Released NZ 27 Sep 2016
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Circus: or, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes: A Novel
               

              Circus: or, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Koestenbaum, Wayne; Introduction by Kushner, Rachel

              • RRP: $36.50
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              Soft Skull is reissuing Koestenbaum's first novel Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes with a new title, Circus A story of art and obsession pushed to the extreme, Circus received glowing critical reviews; Kirkus described it as the mad genius of Pale Fire with the florid outlaw sexualit...y of Jean Genet. Circus was extremely well-received by critics and contemporaries alike, but its arrival was under-publicized. Koestenbaum is a cult figure and a critically-acclaimed and award-winning poet, cultural critic, and novelist in the vein of Lynne Tillman, and we're excited to introduce this book with his enthusiastic reading base and beyond Soft Skull, under the editorial leadership of Yuka Igarashi, is committed to reissuing key titles from the backlist to introduce them to new readerships. From Maggie Nelson's Something Bright, Then Holes to Jillian Weise's The Amputee's Guide to Sex, these reissues have an iconic trade paper original packaging and are intended to be provocative and accessible.
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              ISBN 9781593764869
              Released NZ 25 Jul 2019
              Publisher Counterpoint
              Interest Age General Audience
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