The mars room

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2018.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6 - AR Pts: 15
Lexile measure:
870L
Description
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.&;
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781476756554
9781508244370
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
870L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDb92742b3-35cc-cdca-dced-8b2c9c2bf402
Grouping Titlemars room
Grouping Authorrachel kushner
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-27 06:12:01AM
Last Indexed2020-09-27 05:19:45AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_levelUG
accelerated_reader_point_value15
accelerated_reader_reading_level6
auth_author2Gordon, Kim, 1953-
authorKushner, Rachel,
author2-roleGordon, Kim,1953-composer,performer.
author_displayKushner, Rachel
available_at_addisonAddison Public Library
collection_addisonAdults
detailed_location_addison2nd Floor- Adult Audio Books
2nd Floor- Adult Books
display_description"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."--
format_addisonBook
Book on CD
format_category_addisonAudio Books
Books
idb92742b3-35cc-cdca-dced-8b2c9c2bf402
isbn9781476756554
9781508244370
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b21206442.i141007572nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC KUSHNER R.1falsefalseCheck ShelfDec 07, 2018afic
ils:.b21206442.i141007452nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC KUSHNER R.1falsefalseCheck ShelfSep 23, 2018afic
ils:.b21204561.i141041432nd Floor- Adult Audio BooksAUDIO BOOK FIC KUSHNER R.1falsefalseCheck Shelfaabrb
itype_addisonAudiobook on CD
Fiction
last_indexed2020-09-27T10:19:45.127Z
lexile_score870
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_addisonAUDIO BOOK FIC KUSHNER R.
FIC KUSHNER R.
owning_library_addisonAddison Public Library
owning_location_addisonAddison Public Library
primary_isbn9781476756554
publishDate2018
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b21206442BookBooksFirst Scribner hardcover edition.EnglishScribner, 2018.338 pages ; 24 cm.
ils:.b21204561Book on CDAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishSimon & Schuster Audio, 2018.9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_addison
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b21206442.i14100757On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21
ils:.b21206442.i14100745On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21
ils:.b21204561.i14104143On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21
subject_facetAudiobooks
California -- Fiction
Fiction
Inmates of institutions -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Psychological fiction
Women prisoners -- Fiction
title_displayThe mars room
title_fullThe Mars Room / Rachel Kushner
The mars room / Rachel Kushner
title_shortThe mars room
topic_facetFiction
Inmates of institutions
Women prisoners