The Hard Crowd

by Rachel Kushner

16.50

1 in stock

ISBN:9781787333109

Genre:Biography & Memoir / Non Fiction

Format:paperback

Description

From the Booker-shortlisted author, a wild ride of an essay collection about living fast and free in a crowded world, with all the brilliance of THE FLAMETHROWERS and THE MARS ROOMFrom the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Mars Room, a wildly original first essay collection about living fast and free in a crowded worldIn her twenties Rachel Kushner went to Mexico in pursuit of her first love – motorbikes – to compete in the notorious and deadly race, Cabo 1000. As fellow racers died on the roadside, bikes were stolen and friends abandoned one another in the heat of the chase, she crashed at 80mph and miraculously survived; soon after, she decided to leave her controlling boyfriend and manoeuvred her way into a freer new life.The Hard Crowd is a white-knuckle ride through that life; a book about muscling your way through, finding your own path and, as she says in the hair-raising opening essay, ‘completing the ride without dying’. Charged with hot-blooded humanity – with anger against the world’s cruelties, and a free-wheeling passion for rare people, machines, movies, music, art and writing – it is an electrifying work about a woman’s determination to reach the finish line.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm