The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers

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By (author) Rachel Kushner

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  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Format: Paperback | 383 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 202mm x 26mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 4 February 2014
  • ISBN 10: 1439142017
  • ISBN 13: 9781439142011
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 25,585

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2013 BY "THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW" "New York" magazine's number one book of the year and named a Best Book of 2013 by "The Wall Street Journal";" Vogue;" "O, The Oprah Magazine"; "Los Angeles Times";" The San Francisco Chronicle";" The New Yorker;" "Time;" "Flavorwire;" "Salon"; "Slate"; "The Daily Beast"; "Bookish;" "The Jewish Daily Forward"; "The Austin American-Statesman";" Complex"; and "The Millions," Rachel Kushner's "The Flamethrowers" was a finalist for the National Book Award and a "New York Times "bestseller. Includes a new essay by the author, with a folio of images. Reno, so-called because of the place of her birth, comes to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity--artists colonize a deserted and industrial SoHo, stage actions in the East Village, blur the line between life and art. Reno is submitted to a sentimental education of sorts--by dreamers, poseurs, and raconteurs in New York and by radicals in Italy, where she goes with her lover to meet his estranged and formidable family. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, Reno is a fiercely memorable observer, superbly realized by Rachel Kushner. "Superb...Scintillatingly alive...A pure explosion of now."--"The New Yorker"

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""The Flamethrowers" not only harnesses the energies of violent Italian politics; it also converts the intensity of radical New York visual art into shining, whirling prose."--Jimmy So "The Daily Beast "