Artizan Street Library Reading Group Disscuss
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.
Jazz, It’s only a small word but it’s one with huge influence in the world of music. Recently, according to the BBC there has been a 108% rise in people under 30 discovering and listening to the beauty and diversity of Jazz. It’s musical tentacles have spread far and wide into other music genres. You can find links back to Jazz in Soul, RnB and blues . In the UK alone we have seen the rise of fantastic young Jazz musicians. Artists such as….