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Author Kushner, Rachel, author

Title The Mars room / Rachel Kushner
Published London : Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2018
London : Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, 2018


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 MELB  810.6 K9725 A6/M  AVAILABLE
Description 340 pages ; 24 cm
Summary 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
Notes Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
2018 Man Booker Prize
Subject American fiction -- 21st century.
Children of prisoners -- Fiction.
Female offenders -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Prisons -- United States -- California -- Fiction.
Reformatories for women -- Fiction.
Social problem films.
Women prisoners -- Fiction.
Women prisoners -- United States -- Fiction.
Women prisoners -- United States -- California -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
LC no. be2018021090
ISBN 9781910702673