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Review of ‘The Mars Room’

BookPage Top Pick in Fiction, May 2018

Much of the action of Rachel Kushner’s brilliant new novel is set in California prisons. She has done her research, and the novel is filled with distressing factual details like death-row inmates sewing sandbags and prison staff using a powerful, probably toxic disinfectant called Cell Block 64. And…

Interview with Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner lives in Los Angeles and is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Flamethrowers and Telex from Cuba. Her extraordinary new novel, The Mars Room, is set largely in the California prison system. Here she answers a few questions from BookPage about her new book.


Featuring ‘The Mars Room’

Book Clubs: May 2019
Sheila Heti’s brave, unflinching novel Motherhood tells the story of one woman’s indecision about having children.

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