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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: Thrillers (Fiction)
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 9781439142004 1439142009 9781439142011 1439142017 9781439154175 1439154171 9781846557910 1846557917 9781846557927 1846557925
OCLC Number: 962200475
Awards: Short-listed for James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2014 (UK)
Long-listed for The Folio Prize 2014 (UK)
Long-listed for Womens Prize for Fiction 2014 (UK)
Long-listed for I.M.P.A.C. Dublin Award 2015 (UK)
Description: 383 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Flame throwers
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.  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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