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    The Flamethrowers (Hardback) By (author) Rachel Kushner

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    DescriptionRachel Kushner's first novel, "Telex from Cuba, "was nominated for a National Book Award and reviewed on the cover of "The New York Times Book Review." Her second novel, 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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    Title
    The Flamethrowers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rachel Kushner
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 383
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 549 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781439142004
    ISBN 10: 1439142009
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PS3611.U7386 F57 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    02 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A white-hot ember of a book..."--David Ulin ""The Los Angeles Times" "