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    • The Mars Room

    • A Novel
    • By: Rachel Kushner
    • Narrated by: Rachel Kushner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Featuring original music by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon! 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 essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enters your brain - one time listen

    • By Mia on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Flamethrowers

    • A Novel
    • By: Rachel Kushner
    • Narrated by: Christina Traister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 371
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      4 out of 5 stars 315
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 323

    The year is 1975 and Reno - so-called because of the place of her birth - has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity in the art world - artists have colonized a deserted and industrial SoHo, are staging actions in the East Village, and are blurring the line between life and art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to a sentimental education of sorts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stories come gushing out of this book

    • By Peregrine on 11-10-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Telex from Cuba

    • A Novel
    • By: Rachel Kushner
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    Rachel Kushner's mother grew up in Cuba in the 1950s, in the United Fruit Company enclave where Telex from Cuba takes place. Calling on a rich trove of family letters, photos, meticulously kept journals, and historical research, Kushner sets free her brilliant imagination in this profoundly resonant story of a world that was paradise for a time and for a few.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nostalgic and great history

    • By Magin La Grave on 11-26-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Popular Mechanics

    • By: Rachel Kushner
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These voices in Balestrini’s novels are always one person speaking anonymously as a type. The voices have all the specificity of an individual - a set of attitudes, moods, prejudices, back stories - but they each speak in a way that exemplifies what life was like for a person such as them, in a moment when there were many like them. They are works that capture and illuminate voice. Voices speaking, rather than words written.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Fiction

    • L.A. Writes the World (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Chris Abani, Steve Erickson, Rachel Kushner
    • Narrated by: Ben Ehrenreich
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19