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              The Heights: Matthew Porter's Photographs of Flying Cars

              The Heights: Matthew Porter's Photographs of Flying Cars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Photographs by Porter, Matthew; Text by Kushner, Rachel

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              I was inspired by the way a car can steal the show. Think of iconic car chases in films- it's often about spectacle, and has little to do with advancing a narrative. And that's the way I think of these cars, as dead-end technologies, but also as high-performance machines which, f...or their audience, sought to reflect the spirit and attitudes of their time. -Matthew Porter Matthew Porter presents a portfolio of twenty-five images of old-school cars, captured in midair as they careen over city streets and highway intersections. Each photograph is a freeze-frame-a hypothetical film still from a pulp-fiction chase scene. The series seems, on one hand, to distill the essence of muscle-car Americana, a pop-cultural semaphore for the high-testosterone male persona. And yet, on the other, the subject-the all-American muscle car as antihero-is caught in an eternal state of suspended animation, while the various elements of the landscape in the background organize themselves around the edges of the frame. The resulting pictures are a hybrid of hyperreality and studied, topographic description, part bittersweet nostalgia and part ironic reinvention of a classic American trope.
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              ISBN 9781597114578
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2019
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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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. This book tells her story.

              ISBN 9780099586982
              Released NZ 3 Feb 2014
              Publisher Vintage
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              The Mars Room
                

              The Mars Room (EPUB ebook)

              By Kushner, Rachel

              Through Romy - and through a cast of astonishing characters populating TheMars Room - Rachel Kushner presents not just a bold and unsentimental panorama of life on the margins of contemporary America, but an excoriating attack on the prison-industrial complex.

              ISBN 9781448190591
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              Language en
              Released NZ 11 Jan 2018
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Underworld

              Underworld (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

              By DeLillo, Don; Introduction by Kushner, Rachel

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              An epic novel that encompasses fifty years of American history

              ISBN 9781447289395
              Released NZ 8 Sep 2015
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Picador Classic
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              Laura Owens
               

              Laura Owens (Hardback)

              By Kushner, Rachel; Dalton, Trinie; Text by Beshty, Walead; Norden, Linda; Godfrey, Mark

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              A major monograph on contemporary artist Laura Owens surveys her career and explores why she has become one of the most interesting and provocative painters of today.

              ISBN 9780847843992
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2015
              Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
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              The Flamethrowers
                

              The Flamethrowers (EPUB ebook)

              By Kushner, Rachel

              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.
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              ISBN 9781448182282
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              Language en
              Released NZ 6 Jun 2013
              Publisher Random House
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              How I Became One of the Invisible

              How I Became One of the Invisible (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rattray, David; Series edited by Kraus, Chris; Introduction by Dewhurst, Robert; Afterword by Kushner, Rachel

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              The only collection of Rattray's prose: essays that offer a kind of secret history and guidebook to a poetic and mystical tradition.

              ISBN 9781635900729
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2019
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Semiotext(e) / Native Agents
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              We Want Everything
                

              We Want Everything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Balestrini, Nanni; Introduction by Kushner, Rachel

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              • Pub Date
                28 Sep 21

              Explosive novel of Italy's revolutionary 1969 by leading Italian novelist It was 1969, and temperatures were rising across the factories of the north as workers demanded better pay and conditions. Soon, discontent would erupt in what became known as Italy's Hot Autumn. A young wo...rker from the impoverished south arrives at Fiat's Mirafiori factory in Turin, where his darker complexion begins to fade from the fourteen-hour workdays in sweltering industrial heat. He is frequently late for work, and sells his blood when money runs low. He fakes a crushed finger to win sick leave. His bosses try to withhold his wages. Our cynical, dry-witted narrator will not bend to their will. I want everything, everything that's owed to me, he tells them. Nothing more and nothing less, because you don't mess with me. Around him, students are holding secret meetings and union workers begin halting work on the assembly lines, crippling the Mirafiori factory with months of continuous strikes. Before long, barricades line the roads, tear gas wafts into private homes, and the slogan We Want Everything is ringing through the streets. Wrought in spare and measured prose, Balestrini's novel depicts an explosive uprising. Introduced by Rachel Kushner, the author of the best-selling The Flamethrowers, We Want Everything is the incendiary fictional account of events that led to a decade of revolt. From the Hardcover edition.
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              ISBN 9781784783693
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Telex from Cuba
                

              Telex from Cuba (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kushner, Rachel

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              Set in the American community in Cuba during the years leading up to Castro's revolution--a place that was a paradise for a few--Kushner's first novel is a tour de force with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.

              ISBN 9781416561040
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2009
              Publisher Scribner Book Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Telex from Cuba
                

              Telex from Cuba (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Kushner, Rachel; Read by James, Lloyd

              • RRP: $95.50
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              Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction The debut novel by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Kushner, called shimmering (The New Yorker), multilayered and absorbing (The New York Times Book Review), and gorgeously written (Kirkus Reviews).Young Everly Lederer and ...K.C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend their own fiefdom--three hundred thousand acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane that surround their gated enclave. If the rural tropics are a child's dreamworld, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of the grown-ups around them--the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the race hierarchies and violence. In Havana, a thousand kilometers and a world away from the American colony, a cabaret dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Mazi re, whose seductive demeanor can't mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Ra l Castro lead a revolt from the mountains above the cane plantation, torching the sugar and kidnapping a boat full of yanqui revelers, K.C. and Everly begin to discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming. Though their parents remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come. Kushner's first novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.
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              ISBN 9781508294382
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
              Interest Age 16+ years
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