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The flamethrowers : a novel

Author: Rachel Kushner
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 9781439142004 1439142009 9781439142011 1439142017 9781439154175 1439154171 9781846557910 1846557917
OCLC Number: 800031609
Awards: Long-listed for Folio Prize 2014.
Long-listed for Women's Prize for Fiction 2014.
Description: 383, [387] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Rachel Kushner.

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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  Read more...

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"Scintillatingly alive... It ripples with stories, anecdotes, set-piece monologues, crafty egotistical tall tales, and hapless adventures" -- James Wood New Yorker "Kushner is rapidly emerging as a Read more...

 
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Sex, Terrorism, Motorcycles, ELC addendum

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2013-10-24) Very Good Permalink

Dateline 2013: I enjoyed this novel. It entertains on a superficial level of immediate gratification with plot, character, quality of prose, and gossipy explanations of the motivations behind the action. Beyond that, the main character, a young woman whose name is never given, but who is known as...
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