The Flamethrowers (MP3 CD)

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Captivating,
ambitious, insightful and beautifully written:    Spanning the 1970’s from New York art scene
to motorcycle races in the desert to upper crust Italy and its corresponding
kidnapping and protests.  A wonderful
ride!

Andy at Books Inc. in San Francisco

Description


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 raconteurs who submit her to a sentimental education of sorts. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, she begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the semi-estranged scion of an Italian tire 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 the seventies. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow.

"The Flamethrowers" is an intensely engaging exploration of the mystique of the feminine, the fake, the terrorist. At its center is Kushner's brilliantly realized protagonist, a young woman on the verge. Thrilling and fearless, this is a major American novel from a writer of spectacular talent and imagination.

About the Author


Rachel Kushner is the author of Telex From Cuba (2008) and The Flamethrowers (2013), both of which were finalists for the National Book Award. Prior to becoming a novelist, she was an editor at both Grand Street and BOMB. She lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781491543603
ISBN-10: 1491543604
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2014
Language: English