In the Stacks Episode 143: The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

A video book review of The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner. Purchase the book on Bookshop here, and on Amazon here.

"A young landscape artist moves to New York, open to possibilities found inside the warehouse lofts of Soho. The art scene in the 1970s is gritty, but this girl is a tough tomboy. She meets an older, famous artist. Attracted by his work and that he’s heir to the company that makes her favorite Italian motorcycle, they start dating.

"He calls her Reno, after where she’s from, to keep her in her place.  Inspired by her new surroundings, she documents her life as art, exposed to progressive flamethrowers from the East Village to the streets of Rome." -- Michelle Z. from In the

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