Rachel Kushner’s new novel, “The Mars Room,” a nod toward contemporary literature, was on the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize.
This year’s longlist includes only two entries from the United States, as opposed to four in 2017.
But in a bid to capture everything and keep things real, a certain falseness creeps in.
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The world is uncertain, but books can be relied on for pleasure, escapism and, worst of all, information.
For decades, novels didn’t seem to matter anymore. But writers like Rachel Kushner, Michael Chabon and James McBride have changed that — and Joshua Furst explains why.
‘The Flamethrowers’ is Rachel Kushner’s novel about the political, cultural and ideological chaos of the 1970s. What’s ultimately at stake is freedom itself, Joshua Furst writes.