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The mars room / Rachel Kushner.

Kushner, Rachel, author. (Author).
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  • 20 of 26 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Dorchester County Library System.

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0 current holds with 26 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dorchester - St. George Main Library FIC KUS (Text) 30018005636481 Adult Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC KUS (Text) 30018005307596 Adult New Books Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC KUS (Text) 30018005638347 Adult New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476756554
  • ISBN: 1476756554
  • Physical Description: 338 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scriber hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
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.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women prisoners > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Prison violence > Fiction.
Correctional personnel > Fiction.
Correctional institutions > Fiction.
Inmates of institutions > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / General.
FICTION / Crime.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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