The Mars Room

The Mars Room


“Electrifying.” —Vanity Fair

“A page turner… The Mars Room is one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart.” —The New York Times Book Review (cover review)

“Brilliant and devastating… The Mars Room is a heartbreaking, true, and nearly flawless novel.” —NPR

From twice National Book Award–nominated Rachel Kushner, whose Flamethrowers was called “the best, most brazen, most interesting book of the… (more)

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Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

Rich in detail and noisy with voices, The Mars Room is an immersive reading experience, in a tradition of fiction drawing on American social history. Just occasionally it resembles a reporter’s novel, the characters becoming suspiciously sassy mouthpieces.

It is a book which should be required reading as it shines a light on the prison system and the prejudices and discrimination that exist for women within it.

New Republic : Here and Now (June 07, 2018)

Incarceration is the system Kushner captures most vividly and unsparingly.

Book Details  

Publisher: Scribner (May 01, 2018)

Collection: Scribner

Page count: 352 pages

Language: English

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