The Resource The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner

The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner

Label
The Mars Room
Title
The Mars Room
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Kushner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
Summary
A woman begins serving two life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility deep in 2003 California's Central Valley, reflecting on the San Francisco of her youth and her relationship with her young son while navigating the harsh realities of a bare-essentials life of casual violence at the hands of the guards and her fellow inmates
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657925
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kushner, Rachel
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reformatories for women
  • Female offenders
  • Mothers and sons
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781910702680
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781910702680
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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