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  • Scintillatingly alive... It ripples with stories, anecdotes, set-piece monologues, crafty egotistical tall tales, and hapless adventures

    James Wood, New Yorker
  • Kushner is rapidly emerging as a thrilling and prodigious novelist

    Jonathan Franzen
  • One of the most thrilling and high-octane literary experiences I have had in ages

    Colum McCann, Sunday Independent
  • It's so good, it's a little frightening… it makes any fretting over the state of the novel look plain silly

  • An adrenalin-fuelled coming-of-age novel

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Unfolds on a bigger, brighter screen than nearly any recent American novel I can remember

    New York Times
  • An ambitious and serious American novel. The sentences are sharp and gorgeously made. The scope is wide. The political and the personal are locked in a deep and fascinating embrace

    Colm Tóibín
  • Dazzling... The Flamethrowers is a virtuoso performance; a ride of ache and pleasure, handled with pinpoint command

    The Times
  • This glittering novel is both carefully structured and exhilarating

    Daily Telegraph
  • Rachel Kushner’s fearless, blazing prose ignites the 70s New York art scene and Italian underground

    Vanity Fair

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