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The Resource The mars room : A Novel., Rachel Kushner, (electronic resource)

The mars room : A Novel., Rachel Kushner, (electronic resource)

Label
The mars room : A Novel.
Title
The mars room
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Kushner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.” “Kushner is going to be one we turn to for our serious pleasures and for the insight and wisdom we’ll be needing in hard times to come. She is a novelist of the very first order.” —Robert Stone “Kushner is a young master. I honestly don’t know how she is able to know so much and convey all of this in such a completely entertaining and mesmerizing way.” —George Saunders
Summary
A woman begins serving two life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility deep in 2003 California's Central Valley, reflecting on the San Francisco of her youth and her relationship with her young son while navigating the harsh realities of a bare-essentials life of casual violence at the hands of the guards and her fellow inmates
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657925
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kushner, Rachel
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
The mars room : A Novel., Rachel Kushner, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3718294
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781476756608
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1061D851-6C82-45D3-A7B4-424610E07B8E
Label
The mars room : A Novel., Rachel Kushner, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3718294
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781476756608
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1061D851-6C82-45D3-A7B4-424610E07B8E

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