• "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