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The mars room: Rachel Kushner.

The mars room: Rachel Kushner.
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ISBN 9781448190591
Author Kushner, Rachel
Title The mars room [electronic resource] / Rachel Kushner.
Publisher/Date [London] : Vintage Digital, 2018.
Contents note Downloadable eBook.
Fiction.
Summary Note **LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018** **A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** 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.
Target audience note Adult.
Subject Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Reformatories for women -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
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