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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
Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences, plus six years, at Stanville Womens 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 sevenyearold son, Jackson, now in the care of Romys estranged mother. Inside is a new reality to adapt to: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive. The relentlessly 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
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Kushner, Rachel
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Women prisoners
  • Children of prisoners
  • Reformatories for women
  • Female offenders
  • Mothers and sons
  • Interpersonal relations
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
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
2252777
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781910702680
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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
2252777
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781910702680
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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