FROM THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE MARS ROOM
SHORTLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2014
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
Reno mounts her motorcycle and sets a collision course for New York.
In 1977 the city is alive with art, sensuality and danger. She falls in with a bohemian clique colonising downtown and the lines between reality and performance begin to bleed.
A passionate affair with the scion of an Italian tyre empire carries Reno to Milan, where she is swept along by the radical left and drawn into a spiral of violence and betrayal.
The Flamethrowers is an audacious novel that explores the perplexing allure of femininity, fakery and fear. In Reno we encounter a heroine like no other.
Best Books of the Year:
* Guardian * New York Times * The Times * Observer * Financial Times * New Yorker * Telegraph * Slate * Oprah * Vogue * Time * Scotsman * Evening Standard *
Shortlisted for the National Book Awards 2013
Scintillatingly alive... It ripples with stories, anecdotes, set-piece monologues, crafty egotistical tall tales, and hapless adventures
Kushner is rapidly emerging as a thrilling and prodigious novelist
One of the most thrilling and high-octane literary experiences I have had in ages
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
Celebrated for her razor-sharp novels, now the author is releasing her first essay collection, The Hard Crowd. She talks to Kate Wyver about near-death experiences, partying with the Stones and refusing to be the 'moral centre' of her work.
The 'GAN' is a concept near impossible to define, and even harder to write. But that's not to say some brave writers haven't tried to 'paint the American soul'.
Books and Christmas go hand in hand for Icelanders. A country famous for its love of books and storytelling, Iceland has a uniquely rich literary heritage. Svanborg Þórdís Sigurðardóttir, a bookseller at Reykjavík’s famous Penninn Eymundsson bookshop, tells us what it’s like to work as a bookseller in Iceland at Christmas.