Fort Greene store:
Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 PM
Rachel Kushner presents The Mars Room
In conversation with Jonathan Franzen
Twice National Book Award-nominated Rachel Kushner, author of The Flamethrowers, presents a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping new novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America. 2003, deep in California’s Central Valley: a young woman is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at the Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility. 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, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision. Kushner presents her highly anticipated new novel at Greenlight in conversation with National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jonathan Franzen.