Telex from Cuba / The Flamethrowers / The Strange Case of Rachel K / The Mars Room

By: Kushner, Rachel

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This is a collection of the author's four works that have all been SIGNED by Rachel Kushner on their title pages! 1) "Telex From Cuba" (2008) - an astonishingly wise, ambitious, and riveting novel set in the American community in Cuba during the years leading up to Castro's revolution - a place that was a paradise for a time and for a few. The first novel to tell the story of the Americans who were driven out in 1958, this is a masterful debut. At the time, urgent news was conveyed by telex, Kushner's novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place. Named as a Finalist for the National Book Award. 2) "The Flamethrowers" (2013) - An intensely engaging exploration of the mystique of the feminine, the fake, the terrorist. At its center is Kushner's brilliantly realized protagonist, a young woman on the verge. Thrilling and fearless, this is a major American novel from a writer of spectacular talent and imagination. Named as a Finalist for the National Book Award (her second nomination following her first novel "Telex From Cuba") which was also a Finalist for the NBA. 3) "The Strange Case of Rachel K" (2015) - The three pieces gathered in "The Strange Case of Rachel K" roughly map the genesis of Rachel Kushner's fiction from the fate of a conquistador in "The Great Exception," to the illegal radio broadcasts, and then bombs, in "debouchment," to a Havana courtesan's "Strange" Case, these writings build into a vision of Cuba that is black-humored, brutal, and beautiful. Like Roberto Bolano in his early work, "Antwerp" or Thomas Pynchon in "Slow Learner," here is Rachel Kushner forging her own original path into the wilds of contemporary fiction. 4) "The Mars Room" (2018) - A magnificent feat of witness and imagination that demonstrates new levels of mastery in Kushner's work. A compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America. Rachel Kushner was twice a Finalist for the National Book Award for "Telex From Cuba" and "The Flamethrowers." There may be additional postage (at cost) based on where the order is going.

Title: Telex from Cuba / The Flamethrowers / The Strange Case of Rachel K / The Mars Room

Author Name: Kushner, Rachel

Categories: Modern First Editions, National Book Award Finalist, *NEW ARRIVALS, *Author Collections,

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner/New Directions: 2008

ISBN Number: 1476756554

ISBN Number 13: 9781476756554

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8944