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              Books by Rachel Kushner

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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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              The Flamethrowers
                

              The Flamethrowers (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Kushner, Rachel; Read by Traister, Christina

              • RRP: $38.99
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              The year is 1975 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 staging actions in the East Village, and are blurring the line between life and art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to a sentimental education of sorts. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, 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 the seventies. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow. The Flamethrowers is an intensely engaging exploration of the mystique of the feminine, the fake, the terrorist. At its center is Kushner's brilliantly realized protagonist, a young woman on the verge. Thrilling and fearless, this is a major American novel from a writer of spectacular talent and imagination.
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              ISBN 9781491543603
              Released NZ 23 Sep 2014
              Publisher Brilliance Audio
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              The Strange Case of Rachel K
               

              The Strange Case of Rachel K (Hardback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

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              Three early stories of myth, regime, and harlotry by the acclaimed author of The Flamethrowers.

              ISBN 9780811224215
              Released NZ 10 Apr 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Malina
               

              Malina (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bachmann, Ingeborg; Translated by Boehm, Philip; Introduction by Kushner, Rachel

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              Now a New Directions book, the legendary novel that is equal to the best of Virginia Woolf and Samuel Beckett (New York Times Book Review)

              ISBN 9780811228725
              Released NZ 30 Jul 2019
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              The Flamethrowers
                

              The Flamethrowers (Hardback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

              • RRP: $69.50
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              A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

              ISBN 9781439142004
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2013
              Publisher Scribner Book Company
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              The Lover, Wartime Notebooks, Practicalities
               

              The Lover, Wartime Notebooks, Practicalities (Hardback)

              By Duras, Marguerite; Introduction by Kushner, Rachel

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              A hardcover omnibus edition of the French writer's most famous novel alongside her fascinating wartime writings and a collection of searingly honest and intimate autobiographical essays. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS.Marguerite Duras was one of the leading intellectual...s and novelists of post-war France, but her wartime writings were not published in full until after her death. The Wartime Notebooks trace Duras's formative experiences--including her difficult childhood in Indochina and her harrowing wait for her husband's return from Nazi internment--revealing the personal history behind her bestselling novels. The Lover is the best known of these; set in prewar Indochina, its haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her wealthy Chinese lover is based on her own life. In spare and luminous prose, Duras evokes life on the margins in the waning days of France's colonial empire, and the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts. Practicalities is a collection of small and intensely personal pieces Duras dictated near the end of her life. These deceptively simple meditations on motherhood, domesticity, sex, love, alcohol, writing, and more are witty, earthy, outspoken, and surprisingly fresh and relevant to the same issues today.
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              ISBN 9781101907931
              Released NZ 14 Nov 2017
              Publisher Everyman's Library
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Contemporary classics
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              The Mars Room
               

              The Mars Room (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

              • RRP: $36.99
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              An instant New York Times bestseller from two-time National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room earned tweets from Margaret Atwood-- gritty, empathic, finely rendered, no sugar toppings, and a lot of punches, none of them pulled --and from Stephen King-- The Mars Ro...om is the real deal, jarring, horrible, compassionate, funny. It's 2003 and Romy Hall, named after a German actress, 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: her young son, Jackson, and the San Francisco of her youth. 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, portrayed with great humor and precision. Stunning and unsentimental, The Mars Room is wholly authentic...profound...luminous (The Wall Street Journal), one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart (The New York Times Book Review, cover review)--a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America. It is audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined and affirms Rachel Kushner as one of our best novelists (Entertainment Weekly).
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              ISBN 9781476756585
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
              Publisher Scribner Book Company
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              The Mars Room
                

              The Mars Room (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Kushner, Rachel

              • RRP: $89.99
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              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...oom 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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              ISBN 9781508244370
              Released NZ 1 May 2018
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
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