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The Mars Room

Audiobook

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Mars Room, written and read by Rachel Kushner.

**LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018**
**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences, plus six years, at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility. Outside is the world from which she has been permanently severed: the San Francisco of her youth, changed almost beyond recognition. 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.

'An unforgettable novel.' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'More knowing about prison life [than Orange Is The New Black]... so powerful.' NEW YORK TIMES
'One of America's finest writers.' VOGUE


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Publisher: Random House Edition: Unabridged
Awards:

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781473565616
  • File size: 279122 KB
  • Release date: July 27, 2018
  • Duration: 09:41:30

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781473565616
  • File size: 279157 KB
  • Release date: July 27, 2018
  • Duration: 09:45:30
  • Number of parts: 10

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Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:870
Text Difficulty:4-5

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Mars Room, written and read by Rachel Kushner.

**LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018**
**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences, plus six years, at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility. Outside is the world from which she has been permanently severed: the San Francisco of her youth, changed almost beyond recognition. 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.

'An unforgettable novel.' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'More knowing about prison life [than Orange Is The New Black]... so powerful.' NEW YORK TIMES
'One of America's finest writers.' VOGUE


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Random House
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781473565616
    File size: 279122 KB
    Release date: July 27, 2018
    Duration: 09:41:30

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781473565616
    File size: 279157 KB
    Release date: July 27, 2018
    Duration: 09:45:30
    Number of parts: 10

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    Lexile® Measure: 870
    Text Difficulty: 4-5
  • Reviews
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