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The novel “The Mars Room” follows Romy Hall, an ex-stripper who’s arrested for killing her stalker when he suddenly shows up on her back porch in Echo Park.

‘The Mars Room’ takes readers inside California’s prison system

The novel “The Mars Room” follows Romy Hall, an ex-stripper who’s arrested for killing her stalker when he suddenly shows up on her back porch in Echo Park.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A  short story in last week’s New Yorker  magazine is fiction, but reads like a slice of real life in Los Angeles.

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A short story in last week’s New Yorker magazine is fiction, but reads like a slice of real life in Los Angeles.

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Rachel Kushner talks about the earliest impulses that inspired her first novel Telex from Cuba.

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Rachel Kushner talks about the earliest impulses that inspired her first novel Telex from Cuba.

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