Author(s): Rachel Kushner
Reviewed by Bookoccino owner, Raymond Bonner.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
"The Mars Room is mysterious and irreducible. The writing is beautiful -- from hard precision to lyrical imagery, with a flawless feel for when to soar and when to pull back." -- Dana Spiotta "The Mars Room is uniquely informed ... empathetic. An addictive novel, laced throughout with bracing intelligence."--Joshua Ferris "It's her best book yet, another big step forward. " --Jonathan Franzen * 'Kushner is one of our most outstanding modern writers.' STYLIST' More knowing about prison life than Orange Is The New Black...so powerful.' --NEW YORK TIMES 'Breathtaking.' --VOGUE
Rachel Kushner's debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. Her follow-up novel, The Flamethrowers, was also a finalist for the National Book Award and received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's and the Paris Review. She lives in Los Angeles.