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The Mars Room


Συγγραφέας : Kushner Rachel
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781910702673
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 352
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Διαστάσεις: 16x24
Γλώσσα Γραφής: English
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2018

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Mars Room"

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018.

**A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

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 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 The 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.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Kushner Rachel
ISBN: 9781910702673
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 07/06/2018
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 352
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: English
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 16x24 cm
ISBN 10: 1910702676

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