Review: Elliot Reed on Rachel Kushner’s “The Mars Room”

Novelist Elliot Reed, who was a GED instructor in a prison, considers a novel about a GED instructor in a prison

Most of what we say about prison seems to come back to violence. In this sense, Rachel Kushner’s novel The Mars Room feels familiar—you have violence before, during, and after the main character’s incarceration. The Mars Room, written from the…

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