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The Flamethrowers
 

The Flamethrowers (Paperback)

By Kushner, Rachel

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The year is 1977 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 colonised a deserted and indus...trial SoHo, are squatting 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. She begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the semi-estranged heir of an Italian tyre 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 1977. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow. The Flamethrowers is a fearless novel, an intensely engaging exploration of the mystique of the feminine, the fake the terrorist. In the centre of it all is Kushner's brilliantly realised protagonist, a young woman on the verge.
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ISBN 9780099586982
Released NZ 3 Feb 2014
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099586982
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 3 Feb 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 343g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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