Title Profile & Character Information

The Flamethrowers

Annotation
Kushner launched herself splendidly with her debut, Telex from Cuba, a New York Times best seller and finalist for the 2008 National Book Award. Her new work sounds even better. When Reno heads to New York in 1977, hoping to make art of her fascination with motorcycles, she falls in with some artists/squatters in not-yet-chic Soho. Then she falls for the scion of an Italian motorcycle empire and travels to Italy, where (calamitously) shes drawn into the radical movement there. Huge in-house excitement.

Awards
2013  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameReno
GenderFemale

GenreFiction
Adventure
Satire
Political
TopicsArtists
Artistic expression
Artistic struggles
Moving
Art nouveau
Love affairs
Radicals
1970s culture
Italian culture
New York society
Italians
Wealthy lifestyles
SettingNew York
Italy