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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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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing novel !

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Flamethrowers

    • A Novel
    • By: Rachel Kushner
    • Narrated by: Christina Traister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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: $29.99

    • The Mars Room

    • By: Rachel Kushner
    • Narrated by: Rachel Kushner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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    Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences, plus six years, at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility. Outside is the world from which she has been permanently severed: the San Francisco of her youth, changed almost beyond recognition. The Mars Room strip club where she once gave lap dances for a living. And her seven-year-old son, Jackson, now in the care of Romy’s estranged mother. Inside is a new reality to adapt to: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The New Yorker, June 4th and 11th 2018: Part 1 (Rivka Galchen, Jeanette Winterson, Rachel Kushner)

    • By: Rachel Kushner, Rivka Galchen, Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    In this issue: "Smelling the Coffee" by Jelani Cobb: Racial-bias training at Starbucks; "Philip Roth" by David Remnick; "The Teaching Moment" by Rivka Galchen: How an educators' strike reinvigorated local politics; "Funny Ha-Ha, Funny Peculiar" by James Wood: The stories of Helen DeWitt; "Capricorn" by Jeanette Winterson; "The Leather Boys" by Rachel Kushner; "What Is Possible" by Mohsin; "Galactic Entanglements" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Solo: A Star Wars Story and How to Talk to Girls at Parties.  

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Popular Mechanics

    • By: Rachel Kushner
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 15 mins
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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
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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

    • HiBrow: The Folio Prize Fiction Festival

    • By: Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, and others
    • Narrated by: Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    The three-day Folio Prize Fiction Festival 2014 brought together some great writers and audiences and gave them a real opportunitey to talk in depth about their work and similar subjects. The festival included interviews and discussions with top writers, novelists, poets, critics and publishers, including Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, Rachel Kushner, Sarah Hall, Pankaj Mishra, Stephanie Merritt, Jane Gardam and Mark Haddon. 

    Regular price: $4.36