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Los Angeles-based novelist Rachel Kushner’s new book, The Flamethrowers, follows a young protagonist from land speed trials in the Utah salt flats to the downtown art world of 1970s New York to the milieu of massive upheaval in Italy in 1977. Her exhilarating novel has been roundly praised by the likes of the New Yorker, and she will present it on Thursday, May 9, at a Happy Hour Salon from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.) along with local novelists Nathaniel Rich and Zachary Lazar.
See more information about the event here and read the Room 220 interview with Kushner here.

weareconstance:

Los Angeles-based novelist Rachel Kushner’s new book, The Flamethrowers, follows a young protagonist from land speed trials in the Utah salt flats to the downtown art world of 1970s New York to the milieu of massive upheaval in Italy in 1977. Her exhilarating novel has been roundly praised by the likes of the New Yorker, and she will present it on Thursday, May 9, at a Happy Hour Salon from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.) along with local novelists Nathaniel Rich and Zachary Lazar.

See more information about the event here and read the Room 220 interview with Kushner here.

15 essential novels about New York City: http://bit.ly/10nquJy

15 essential novels about New York City: http://bit.ly/10nquJy

Presenting the cover of actress Anjelica Huston’s memoir A STORY LATELY TOLD, coming in November!

Presenting the cover of actress Anjelica Huston’s memoir A STORY LATELY TOLD, coming in November!

22 covers of The Great Gatsby over the years: http://bit.ly/112Nkaf

"I’d been listening to men talk since I arrived in New York City. That’s what men liked to do. Talk. Profess like experts. When one finally came along who didn’t say much, I listened."

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner. This book is fantastic. I’ve been pushing against quoting from it repeatedly (why, I don’t know) but I couldn’t hold out any longer. Another addition to the feminist book club list and probably the best literary fiction I’ve read so far this year. It’s also a great NYC book. Great all around. (via bookavore)

(Source: bookavore)

Why you need to read Rachel Kushner’s THE FLAMETHROWERS:
"Brings NYC’s art scene to life so well…you could get high off the paint.” - Entertainment Weekly
“It could scarcely be better…a political novel, a feminist novel, a sexy novel, and a kind of thriller…Virtually every page contains a paragraph that merits—and rewards—rereading.” - Harper’s 
"20 brilliant pages of The Flamethrowers could make any writer’s career.” - Washington Post
“[A] brilliant lightning bolt of a novel…with a deadly accuracy that recalls the young Joan Didion.” - NPR
"A brilliant, startling, truly revolutionary book about the New York art world of the seventies….I want to recommend this stunning book to everyone I know.” —Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!
"Scintillatingly alive…a pure explosion of now.” - The New Yorker
“A thrilling and prodigious novelist.” – Jonathan Franzen

Why you need to read Rachel Kushner’s THE FLAMETHROWERS:

"Brings NYC’s art scene to life so well…you could get high off the paint.” - Entertainment Weekly

It could scarcely be better…a political novel, a feminist novel, a sexy novel, and a kind of thriller…Virtually every page contains a paragraph that merits—and rewards—rereading.” - Harper’s 

"20 brilliant pages of The Flamethrowers could make any writer’s career.” - Washington Post

[A] brilliant lightning bolt of a novel…with a deadly accuracy that recalls the young Joan Didion.” - NPR

"A brilliant, startling, truly revolutionary book about the New York art world of the seventies….I want to recommend this stunning book to everyone I know.” —Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!

"Scintillatingly alive…a pure explosion of now.” - The New Yorker

“A thrilling and prodigious novelist.” – Jonathan Franzen

Stephen King on his son Owen’s debut novel, DOUBLE FEATURE: ”If you are in the mood to laugh your ass off, Double Feature will perform that surgery and painlessly. I am proud of my son, Owen, and in awe of his talent.” 
Read an excerpt here.

Stephen King on his son Owen’s debut novel, DOUBLE FEATURE: ”If you are in the mood to laugh your ass off, Double Feature will perform that surgery and painlessly. I am proud of my son, Owen, and in awe of his talent.” 

Read an excerpt here.