Rachel Kushner

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Rachel Kushner is the bestselling author of three novels: the Booker Prize- and NBCC Award–shortlisted The Mars Room; 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 has been awarded prizes and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her novels are translated into 26 languages. She lives in Los Angeles and wants you to know that if you're reading this and curious about Rachel, whatever is unique and noteworthy in her biography that you might want to find out about is in her new book, The Hard Crowd, which will be published in April 2021. An excerpt of it appeared in the New Yo ...more

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The Mars Room

3.48 avg rating — 35,414 ratings — published 2018 — 52 editions
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The Flamethrowers

3.49 avg rating — 19,767 ratings — published 2013 — 49 editions
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Telex from Cuba

3.53 avg rating — 5,071 ratings — published 2008 — 37 editions
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The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000...

3.98 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 2021 — 12 editions
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The Strange Case of Rachel K

3.56 avg rating — 515 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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The Mayor of Leipzig

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The Great Exception

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“People who are harder to love pose a challenge, and the challenge makes them easier to love. You're driven to love them. People who want their love easy don't really want love.”
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers

“I was doing that thing the infatuated do, stitching destiny onto the person we want stitched to us.”
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers

“It was not the case that one thing morphed into another, child into woman. You remained the person you were before things happened to you. The person you were when you thought a small cut string could determine the course of a year. You also became the person to whom certain things happened. Who passed into the realm where you no longer questioned the notion of being trapped in one form. You took on that form, that identity, hoped for its recognition from others, hoped someone would love it and you.”
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers

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