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The Resource The flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner

The flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner

Label
The flamethrowers
Title
The flamethrowers
Statement of responsibility
by Rachel Kushner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 p. [2]
Summary
Arriving in New York to pursue a creative career in the raucous 1970s art scene, Reno joins a group of dreamers and raconteurs before falling in love with the estranged son of an Italian motorcycle scion and succumbing to a radical social movement in 1977 Italy
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10173580
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Kushner, Rachel
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Brigate rosse
  • Futurism (Literary movement)
  • Motorcycles
  • Futurism
  • Women artists
  • Italy
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051539976
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
383 p.
Isbn
9781846557910
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)828418341
Label
The flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051539976
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
383 p.
Isbn
9781846557910
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)828418341

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