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The Mars Room

The Mars Room

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018, Nominiert: Man Booker Prize 2018

von Rachel Kushner

Taschenbuch
352 Seiten; 198 mm x 134 mm
Sprache English
2019 Random House UK; Vintage
ISBN 978-0-09-958996-9
KNV-Titelnr.: 73306016

Besprechung

"It is an unforgettable novel, and leaves the reader in no doubt that Kushner is one of America's greatest living authors." Daily Telegraph

Langtext

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

Biografische Anmerkung zu den Verfassern

Rachel Kushner's debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. Her follow-up novel, The Flamethrowers, was also a finalist for the National Book Award and received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's and the Paris Review. She lives in Los Angeles.