The Mars Room

The Mars Room : Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.

'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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 281g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099589966
  • 9780099589969
  • 10,737

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When I finished reading The Mars Room, I immediately reread it because I didn’t want to leave its world… The Mars Room teems with quick and distinctive voices.
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I've been bowled over by Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room [about life in a women's prison]. It's astounding - very difficult to read but so beautifully done, and with such knowledge, although it doesn't feel like a "researched" book. -- Anne Tyler * Observer * Cements [Kushner's] status as one of America's finest writers. * Vogue, **Must-Read Books of 2018** * When I finished reading The Mars Room, I immediately reread it because I didn't want to leave its world... The Mars Room teems with quick and distinctive voices. -- Max Liu * Financial Times * One of the greatest novels I have read in years. Her prior novel, The Flamethrowers, was expansive and thrilling, but this is richer and deeper, more ambitious in its moral vision... an exhilarating, always surprising read. * Irish Times * It is an unforgettable novel, and leaves the reader in no doubt that Kushner is one of America's greatest living authors. * Daily Telegraph *
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About Rachel Kushner

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.
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28,573 ratings
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4 37% (10,436)
3 32% (9,180)
2 12% (3,477)
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