Here is the second part of the Man Booker Prize 2018 LongList
Rachel Kushner: The Mars room
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 essentials needed to survive. These are the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner details with humour and precision.