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The Mars Room

English · Paperback / Softback


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Informationen zum Autor Rachel Kushner is the author of The Mars Room , which was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Her previous novels, Telex from Cuba and The Flamethrowers , were both New York Times bestsellers and finalists for the National Book Award. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker , Harper's and the Paris Review . She lives in Los Angeles. Klappentext From the author of internationally acclaimed The Flamethrowers - a fearless and heartbreaking novel about love! friendship and incarceration. Romy Hall is starting two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility. Her crime? The killing of her stalker. Inside awaits a world where women must hustle and fight for the bare essentials. Outside: the San Francisco of her youth. The Mars Room strip club where she was once a dancer. Her seven-year-old son! Jackson. As Romy forms friendships over liquor brewed in socks and stories shared through sewage pipes her future seems to unfurl in one long! unwavering line - until news from beyond the prison bars forces Romy to try and outrun her destiny. Zusammenfassung **LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018** **THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** 'Kushner is one of our most outstanding modern writers.' STYLIST 'More knowing about prison life [ than Orange Is The New Black ]... so powerful.' NEW YORK TIMES 'Breathtaking.' VOGUE 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 where 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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Authors Rachel Kushner
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.04.2018
EAN 9781910702680
ISBN 978-1-910702-68-0
No. of pages 352
Dimensions 154 mm x 235 mm x 28 mm
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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