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The Flamethrowers

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Zusatztext "Kushner is a young master. I honestly don’t know how she is able to know so much (about motorcycle racing! Italian radical politics) and convey all of this in such a completely entertaining and mesmerizing way." Informationen zum Autor Rachel Kushner is the author of The Hard Crowd, her acclaimed essay collection, and internationally acclaimed novels The Mars Room, The Flamethrowers , and Telex from Cuba , as well as a book of short stories, The Strange Case of Rachel K . She has won the Prix Médicis and been a finalist for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was twice a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction. She is a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and the recipient of the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her books have been translated into twenty-six languages. Klappentext Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller and most highly acclaimed novel of Spring 2013, the "scintillatingly alive" (James Wood, The New Yorker) story of a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and Rome in the mid-1970s-"electric, addictive, smart, and satisfying" (O, The Oprah Magazine). Zusammenfassung NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * New York magazine’s #1 Book of the Year * Best Book of 2013 by: The Wall Street Journal ; Vogue; O! The Oprah Magazine ; Los Angeles Times ; The San Francisco Chronicle ; The New Yorker; Time; Flavorwire; Salon ; Slate ; The Daily Beast “Superb…Scintillatingly alive…A pure explosion of now.”— The New Yorker Reno! so-called because of the place of her birth! comes to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity—artists colonize a deserted and industrial SoHo! stage actions in the East Village! blur the line between life and art. Reno is submitted to a sentimental education of sorts—by dreamers! poseurs! and raconteurs in New York and by radicals in Italy! where she goes with her lover to meet his estranged and formidable family. Ardent! vulnerable! and bold! Reno is a fiercely memorable observer! superbly realized by Rachel Kushner. ...

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Authors Rachel Kushner
Publisher Scribner USA
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 28.02.2014
EAN 9781439142011
ISBN 978-1-4391-4201-1
No. of pages 383
Dimensions 134 mm x 203 mm x 22 mm
Series Scribner
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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