[BWD] Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:00 pm - Diane Leslie's Book Group with Author Rachel Kushner, "The Mars Room"
Diane Leslie's Book Group meets to discuss Rachel Kushner's novel, The Mars Room on Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:00 pm.
The best part? Rachel Kushner will be joining in the discussion!
* Seating is limited and reservations are required for this event. There is a $20 fee, and you must purchase your copy of the book from DIESEL. Please contact Diane Leslie to reserve a spot.
It’s 2003 and Romy Hall, named after a German actress, 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: her young son, Jackson, and the San Francisco of her youth. 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, portrayed with great humor and precision.
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 and Telex from Cuba, a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Los Angeles.