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The Flamethrowers

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
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.


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June 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Flamethrowers
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-84655-791-7 / 978-1-84655-791-0 (UK edition)
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April 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Flamethrowers: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-4391-4200-9 / 978-1-4391-4200-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Flamethrowers
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-4391-4201-7 / 978-1-4391-4201-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Flamethrowers
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 0-09-958698-3 / 978-0-09-958698-2 (UK edition)
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Flamethrowers
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-84655-792-5 / 978-1-84655-792-7 (UK edition)
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September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Flamethrowers: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-4915-4360-4 / 978-1-4915-4360-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Flamethrowers: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-4692-8714-5 / 978-1-4692-8714-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Flamethrowers: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-4692-8713-7 / 978-1-4692-8713-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Flamethrowers
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-4692-8708-0 / 978-1-4692-8708-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Flamethrowers
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-4692-8712-9 / 978-1-4692-8712-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Flamethrowers
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-4692-8709-9 / 978-1-4692-8709-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Flamethrowers
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 1-4692-8710-2 / 978-1-4692-8710-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Flamethrowers: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Flamethrowers: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


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June 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Flamethrowers
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Flamethrowers: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Kushner
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA