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The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781448182282
Barcode 9781448182282
Published 6 June 2013 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
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ISBN-13 9781448182282
ISBN-10 144818228X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 6 June 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

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FROM THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE MARS ROOMSHORTLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2014LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTIONReno mounts her motorcycle and sets a collision course for New York. In 1977 the city is alive with art, sensuality and danger. She falls in with a bohemian clique colonising downtown and the lines between reality and performance begin to bleed.A passionate affair with the scion of an Italian tyre empire carries Reno to Milan, where she is swept along by the radical left and drawn into a spiral of violence and betrayal.The Flamethrowers is an audacious novel that explores the perplexing allure of femininity, fakery and fear. In Reno we encounter a heroine like no other.Best Books of the Year: * Guardian * New York Times * The Times * Observer * Financial Times * New Yorker * Telegraph * Slate * Oprah * Vogue * Time * Scotsman * Evening Standard * Shortlisted for the National Book Awards 2013

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for James Tait Black Prize for Fiction 2014 (UK) -- Long-listed for The Folio Prize 2014 (UK) -- Long-listed for Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 (UK) -- Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2015 (UK)
NZ Review One of the most thrilling and high-octane literary experiences I have had in ages

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Author's Bio

Rachel Kushner's debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. Her follow-up novel, The Flamethrowers, was also a finalist for the National Book Award and received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's and the Paris Review. She lives in Los Angeles.

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