A bold and heartbreaking new novel from one of America's most talented young writers.
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.
"It is an unforgettable novel, and leaves the reader in no doubt
that Kushner is one of America's greatest living authors." * Daily
"One of the greatest novels I have read in years. Her prior novel, The Flamethrowers, was expansive and thrilling, but this is richer and deeper, more ambitious in its moral vision... an exhilarating, always surprising read." * Irish Times *
"When I finished reading The Mars Room, I immediately reread it because I didn't want to leave its world... The Mars Room teems with quick and distinctive voices." -- Max Liu * Financial Times *
"Cements [Kushner's] status as one of America's finest writers." * Vogue, **Must-Read Books of 2018** *
"I've been bowled over by Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room [about life in a women's prison]. It's astounding - very difficult to read but so beautifully done, and with such knowledge, although it doesn't feel like a "researched" book." -- Anne Tyler * Observer *