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The Resource The flamethrowers : a novel, Rachel Kushner

The flamethrowers : a novel, Rachel Kushner

Label
The flamethrowers : a novel
Title
The flamethrowers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Kushner
Title variation
Flame-throwers
Creator
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]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kushner, Rachel
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.U7386
LC item number
F57 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women artists
  • Motorcycles
  • Futurism (Literary movement)
  • Brigate rosse
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Italy
  • Bildungsromans
Label
The flamethrowers : a novel, Rachel Kushner
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn800031609
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
383 p.
Isbn
9781439142004
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012027350
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)800031609
Label
The flamethrowers : a novel, Rachel Kushner
Publication
Control code
ocn800031609
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
383 p.
Isbn
9781439142004
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012027350
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)800031609

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