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The Mars Room

The Mars Room
A Novel

by Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 2018-05-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781476756554
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • TIME’S #1 FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 FINALIST for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE and the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD LONGLISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL “Gritty, empathetic, finely rendered, no sugary toppings, and a lot of punches, none of them pulled.” —Margaret Atwood via Twitter “A page turner…one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart.” —The New York Times Book Review (cover review) “Brilliant and devastating…a heartbreaking, true, and nearly flawless novel.” —NPR “With her richly textured third novel, Kushner certifies her place as one of the great American novelists of the twenty-first century.” —Entertainment Weekly From twice National Book Award–nominated Rachel Kushner, whose Flamethrowers was called “the best, most brazen, most interesting book of the year” (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine), comes a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America. 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. As James Wood said in The New Yorker, her fiction “succeeds because it is so full of vibrantly different stories and histories, all of them particular, all of them brilliantly alive.”

The Mars Room

The Mars Room
A Book

by Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2018-06-07
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1448190592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of internationally acclaimed The Flamethrowers – a fearless and heartbreaking novel about love, friendship and incarceration. Romy Hall is starting two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility. Her crime? The killing of her stalker. Inside awaits a world where women must hustle and fight for the bare essentials. Outside: the San Francisco of her youth. The Mars Room strip club where she was once a dancer. Her seven-year-old son, Jackson. As Romy forms friendships over liquor brewed in socks and stories shared through sewage pipes her future seems to unfurl in one long, unwavering line – until news from beyond the prison bars forces Romy to try and outrun her destiny. 'Kushner is one of our most outstanding modern writers' STYLIST 'More knowing about prison life [than Orange Is The New Black]... so powerful' NEW YORK TIMES 'Breathtaking' VOGUE

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9788828334293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mars Room: by Rachel Kushner | Conversation Starters From Rachel Kushner, bestselling author of The Flamethrowers and Telex from Cuba, comes another compelling novel The Mars Room. Kushner tells the story of Romy Hall as she begins her life sentences at California’s Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility. She was severed from her young son Jackson to be penalized with her second life sentence. Her new home is now with thousands of women prisoners hustling to survive with bare essentials and violence. The Wall Street Journal describes Kushner’s novel “tough, prismatic and quite gripping.” Joshua Ferris calls The Mars Room “an addictive novel, laced throughout with a bracing intelligence.” For Entertainment Weekly, The Mars Room is “a probing portrait of contemporary America.” A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before

Summary of The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Summary of The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Conversation Starters

by Bookhabits

  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release : 2018-10-08
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9781388313920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner: Conversation Starters From Rachel Kushner, bestselling author of The Flamethrowers and Telex from Cuba, comes another compelling novel The Mars Room. Kushner tells the story of Romy Hall as she begins her life sentences at California's Stanville Women's Correctional Facility. She was severed from her young son Jackson to be penalized with her second life sentence. Her new home is now with thousands of women prisoners hustling to survive with bare essentials and violence. The Wall Street Journal describes Kushner's novel "tough, prismatic and quite gripping." Joshua Ferris calls The Mars Room "an addictive novel, laced throughout with a bracing intelligence." For Entertainment Weekly, The Mars Room is "a probing portrait of contemporary America." A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Summary of the Mars Room

Summary of the Mars Room
A Novel by Rachel Kushner

by Paul Adams

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mars Room

The Mars Room
A Novel

by Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 2019-05-07
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1476756589
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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TIME’S #1 FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 FINALIST for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE and the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD LONGLISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL An instant New York Times bestseller from two-time National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room earned tweets from Margaret Atwood—“gritty, empathic, finely rendered, no sugar toppings, and a lot of punches, none of them pulled”—and from Stephen King—“The Mars Room is the real deal, jarring, horrible, compassionate, funny.” It’s 2003 and Romy Hall, named after a German actress, 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: her young son, Jackson, and the San Francisco of her youth. 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, portrayed with great humor and precision. Stunning and unsentimental, The Mars Room is “wholly authentic…profound…luminous” (The Wall Street Journal), “one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart” (The New York Times Book Review, cover review)—a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America. It is audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined and “affirms Rachel Kushner as one of our best novelists” (Entertainment Weekly).

The Hard Crowd

The Hard Crowd
Essays 2000–2020

by Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2021-04-08
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1473585511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the Booker-shortlisted author of The Mars Room, a career-spanning collection of spectacular essays about politics and culture. Rachel Kushner is a writer celebrated for her 'chops, ambition, and killer instinct' (John Powers, Fresh Air). In The Hard Crowd, she gathers a selection of her writing from over the course of the last twenty years that addresses the most pressing political, artistic, and cultural issues of our times - and illuminates the themes and real-life terrain that underpin her fiction. In nineteen razor-sharp essays, The Hard Crowd spans literary journalism, memoir, cultural criticism, and writing about art and literature, including pieces on Jeff Koons, Denis Johnson, and Marguerite Duras. Kushner takes us on a journey through a Palestinian refugee camp, an illegal motorcycle race down the Baja Peninsula, 1970s wildcat strikes in Fiat factories, her love of classic cars, and her young life in the music scene of her hometown, San Francisco. The closing, eponymous essay is her manifesto on nostalgia, doom, and writing. These pieces, new and old, are electric, phosphorescently vivid, and wry, and they provide an opportunity to witness the evolution and range of one of the world's most dazzling and fearless writers.

The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers
A Novel

by Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-01-14
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN : 1439142017
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Arriving in New York to pursue a creative career in the raucous 1970s art scene, Reno joins a group of dreamers and raconteurs before falling in love with the estranged son of an Italian motorcycle scion and succumbing to a radical social movement in 1977 Italy. By the National Book Award-nominated author of Telex from Cuba.

Telex from Cuba

Telex from Cuba
A Book

by Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2014-06-05
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1448182328
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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FROM THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE MARS ROOM A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION Fidel and Raúl Castro are in the hills, descending only to burn sugarcane plantations and recruit rebels. Rachel K is in Havana's Cabaret Tokio, entangled with a French agitator trying to escape his shameful past. Everly and K.C. are growing up in the dying days of a crumbling US colony, about to discover the cruelty and violence that have created their childhood idyll.

Telex from Cuba

Telex from Cuba
A Novel

by Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 2009-06-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781416561040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction The debut novel by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Kushner, called “shimmering” (The New Yorker), “multilayered and absorbing” (The New York Times Book Review), and “gorgeously written” (Kirkus Reviews). Young Everly Lederer and K.C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend their own fiefdom—three hundred thousand acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane that surround their gated enclave. If the rural tropics are a child's dreamworld, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of the grown-ups around them—the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the race hierarchies and violence. In Havana, a thousand kilometers and a world away from the American colony, a cabaret dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Mazière, whose seductive demeanor can't mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Raúl Castro lead a revolt from the mountains above the cane plantation, torching the sugar and kidnapping a boat full of "yanqui" revelers, K.C. and Everly begin to discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming. Though their parents remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come. Kushner's first novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.

The Mayor of Leipzig

The Mayor of Leipzig
A Book

by Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Karma, New York
  • Release : 2021-03-30
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781949172478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An acidic portrait of the grifters and pretenders of the art world, from the celebrated author of The Mars Room In Rachel Kushner's latest work of fiction, The Mayor of Leipzig, an unnamed artist recounts her travels from New York City to Cologne--where she contemplates German guilt and art-world grifters, and Leipzig--where she encounters live "adult entertainment" in a business hotel. The narrator gossips about everyone, including the author. "Taking a time out from what happened to me in Cologne and in Leipzig," Kushner writes, "I want to let you in on a secret: I personally know the author of this story you're reading. Because she fancies herself an art world type, a hanger-on. Who would do that voluntarily? I mean, it's not like someone held a gun to my head and said, Be an artist. I chose it, but I still can't imagine having anything to do with the art world if you don't have to. Also, people who don't make stuff, who instead try to catalogue, periodize, and understand art, they never understand the first thing. Art is about taste, a sense of humor, and most writers lack both." Rachel Kushner (born 1968) is the author of The Flamethrowers (2013) and The Mars Room (2018). Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. A collection of her early work, The Strange Case of Rachel K, was published by New Directions in 2015. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's and the Paris Review.

Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger
The Raft of Medusa

by Elfie Semotan,Skarstedt Fine Art (Firm)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-03-03
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 9780988930018
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
A Book

by Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Library catalogue in 1911" (31 p.) appended to v. 4.

Circus

Circus
or, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes: A Novel

by Wayne Koestenbaum

  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release : 2019-07-09
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1593765630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new edition of a “dazzlingly seductive” fever dream written in “brilliant poetic vernacular” (Bookforum) by a beloved poet and cultural critic, now with an introduction by Rachel Kushner. For five years, concert pianist Theo Mangrove has been living at his family’s home in East Kill, New York, recovering from a nervous breakdown that derailed his career, and attempting to relieve his relentless polysexual appetite in the company of male hustlers, random strangers, music students, his aunt, and occasionally his wife. As he prepares for a comeback recital in Aigues-Mortes, a walled medieval town in southern France, he becomes obsessed with the idea that the Italian circus star Moira Orfei must join him there to perform alongside him. Extravagantly (and tragicomically) describing his hallucinatory plans in a series of twenty-five notebooks, he assembles an incantatory meditation on performance, failure, fame, decay, and delusion. "If Debussy and Robert Walser had collaborated on an opera, it would sound like this. --John Ashbery

We Want Everything

We Want Everything
A Novel

by Nanni Balestrini

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-04-10
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781784783693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explosive novel of Italy's revolutionary 1969 by leading Italian novelist It was 1969, and temperatures were rising across the factories of the north as workers demanded better pay and conditions. Soon, discontent would erupt in what became known as Italy's "Hot Autumn." A young worker from the impoverished south arrives at Fiat's Mirafiori factory in Turin, where his darker complexion begins to fade from the fourteen-hour workdays in sweltering industrial heat. He is frequently late for work, and sells his blood when money runs low. He fakes a crushed finger to win sick leave. His bosses try to withhold his wages. Our cynical, dry-witted narrator will not bend to their will. "I want everything, everything that's owed to me," he tells them. "Nothing more and nothing less, because you don't mess with me." Around him, students are holding secret meetings and union workers begin halting work on the assembly lines, crippling the Mirafiori factory with months of continuous strikes. Before long, barricades line the roads, tear gas wafts into private homes, and the slogan "We Want Everything" is ringing through the streets. Wrought in spare and measured prose, Balestrini's novel depicts an explosive uprising. Introduced by Rachel Kushner, the author of the best-selling The Flamethrowers, We Want Everything is the incendiary fictional account of events that led to a decade of revolt. From the Hardcover edition.

Proceedings of the Founding Convention of the Mars Society

Proceedings of the Founding Convention of the Mars Society
Held August 13-16, 1998, Boulder, Colorado

by Robert Zubrin,Maggie Zubrin

  • Publisher : Univelt
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 1133
  • ISBN : 9780912183138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Strange Case of Rachel K

The Strange Case of Rachel K
A Book

by Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9780811225533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The three pieces gathered in The Strange Case of Rachel K roughly map the genesis of Rachel Kushner’s fiction. From the fate of a conquistador in “The Great Exception,” to the illegal radio broadcasts and then bombs in “Debouchment,” to a Havana courtesan’s “strange” case, these stories build into a vision of Cuba that is black-humored, brutal, and beautiful. In this collection, which “overflows in atmosphere as it shows off the burgeoning talent of one of our best writers” (NPR), Rachel Kushner is forging her own original path into the wilds of contemporary fiction.

Interavia

Interavia
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1961-07
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano
A Book

by Yoshitaka Amano,Carlo McCormick,Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Walther Konig
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essay by Rachel Kushner. Foreword by Carlo McCormick.

The Lover

The Lover
Wartime Notebooks ; Practicalities

by Marguerite Duras,Rachel Kushner

  • Publisher : Everyman's Library Contemporar
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 1101907932
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of an affair between a fifteen-and-a-half-year-old French girl and her Chinese lover.