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The flamethrowers : a novel

Author: Rachel Kushner
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The year is 1977 and Reno has come from Italy to New Yorks art world. 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
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 9781846557910 1846557917 9781846557927 1846557925
OCLC Number: 851560180
Notes: Originaludgave: 2013
Awards: Long-listed for Folio Prize 2014
Long-listed for Women's Prize for Fiction 2014
Short-listed for Folio Prize 2014
Description: 383 sider

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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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