Hardback The Mars room / Rachel Kushner.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781910702673 (hbk.) :
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. These are the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner details with humour and precision.
340 pages ; 24 cm
I thought this gave a good insight into a woman's experience of prison. I also thought it was very much "Orange is the New Black" in book form. I enjoyed reading it but I didn't find it a quick read. It needs some involvement.