The Mars Room

Author: 
Rachel Kushner
Format: 
New
ISBN: 
978-1-982100-75-9
Imprint: 
Scribner Book Company
Binding: 
Paperback

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.


Fiction

Crime


Publication Date: May 1st, 2018

320 pages


$24.99