The Resource The mars room, Rachel Kushner

The mars room, Rachel Kushner

Label
The mars room
Title
The mars room
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Kushner
Creator
Author
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."--
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657925
Cataloging source
DLC
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
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women prisoners
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / General
  • FICTION / Crime
  • Women prisoners
Target audience
adult
Label
The mars room, Rachel Kushner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006798259
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781476756554
Lccn
2017061764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006798259
Label
The mars room, Rachel Kushner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006798259
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781476756554
Lccn
2017061764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006798259

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