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The Flamethrowers

A Novel

By Rachel Kushner

Named a Best Book of 2013 by The New York Times; Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; Time; Bookish; New York magazine; The New Yorker; Slate; Flavorwire; Publishers Weekly; Kirkus Reviews; Salon; and Complex.

Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award, was just named a Top Ten Book of 2013 by the New York Times Book Review and one of Time magazine’s top ten fiction books. Kushner’s first novel, Telex from Cuba, was also a finalist for a National Book Award and was reviewed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review. The Flamethrowers, even more ambitious and brilliant, is the riveting story of a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and Rome in the mid-1970s—by turns underground, elite, and dangerous.

The year is 1975 and Reno—so-called because of the place of her birth—has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity in the art world—artists have colonized a deserted and industrial SoHo, are staging actions in the East Village, and are blurring the line between life and art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to a sentimental education of sorts. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, she begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the semi-estranged scion of an Italian tire and motorcycle empire. When they visit Sandro’s family home in Italy, Reno falls in with members of the radical movement that overtook Italy in the seventies. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow.

The Flamethrowers is 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.

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9781439142004


Format: Book
Author: Kushner, Rachel
Title: The flamethrowers : a novel / Rachel Kushner.
Publisher Date: New York : Scribner, 2013.
Subject: Brigate rosse -- Fiction. Women artists -- Fiction Motorcycles -- Fiction. Futurism (Literary movement) -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction Italy -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781439142004 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1439142009 (hardcover : alk. paper) 9781439142011 (trade paper : alk. paper) 1439142017 (trade paper : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Kushner
Oclc: 800031609
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Bib Id: 423958

Format: Book
Author: Kushner, Rachel
Title: The flamethrowers : a novel / Rachel Kushner.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner, 2013.
Description: 383 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Brigate rosse -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women artists -- Fiction
Subjects: Motorcycles -- Fiction.
Subjects: Futurism (Literary movement) -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Subjects: Italy -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012027350
ISBN: 9781439142004 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1439142009 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781439142011 (trade paper : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1439142017 (trade paper : alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Kushner