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  • 18 of 27 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Dorchester County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dorchester - St. George Main Library FIC KUS (Text) 30018005636481 Adult Fiction Checked out 04/11/2019
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC KUS (Text) 30018005307596 Adult New Books Reshelving -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC KUS (Text) 30018005638347 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note: 2018 Man Booker Prize Shortlist
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.--
Awards Note:
2018 Man Booker Prize Shortlist
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
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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