The Flamethrowers-9780099586982

The Flamethrowers by Kushner, Rachel

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Author: Kushner, Rachel

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 2 January 2014 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 400 pages
197 x 129 x 30 | 348g

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