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Rachel Kushner

Biography

Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner is the bestselling author of THE FLAMETHROWERS, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2013. Her first novel, TELEX FROM CUBA, was also a finalist for the National Book Award. Her latest novel is THE MARS ROOM. She lives in Los Angeles.

Rachel Kushner

Books by Rachel Kushner

by Rachel Kushner - Fiction

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.