Full View of Record

Check Availability Lawrence Library / Main Collection: PS3611.U7386 F57 2013Library Info

Author LinkKushner, Rachel.
Title LinkThe flamethrowers : a novel / Rachel Kushner.
Variant Title Flame-throwers
Edition 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Imprint New York : Scribner, 2013.
Description 383 p. :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Summary 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. - from cover.
Corp.Sub. LinkBrigate rosse -- Fiction.
Subject LinkWomen artists -- Fiction.
LinkMotorcycles -- Fiction.
LinkFuturism (Literary movement) -- Fiction.
LinkNew York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
LinkItaly -- Fiction.

System Number 000664155
ISBN Link9781439142004 (hbk.)
Link1439142009 (hbk.)
Link9781439142011 (pbk.)
Link1439142017 (pbk.)
Link9781439154175 (ebk.)
Link1439154171 (ebk.)

Choose format: Standard Card catalog Citation Name tags MARC tags

Library home | Hours | Directory | Maps | Ask...