The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner is our second Book Club book of the week…
Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers draws us into the life of a young girl on the edge of radicalisation. It’s 1977 and Reno, named for her place of birth, is new to New York. Dead set on turning her obsession with motorcycles and speed into art, she falls in with a group of dreamers, blurring the lines between life and art. In the midst of an affair with an Italian artist, she becomes involved in the radical movement that overtook Italy in 1977. Kushner has written a truly fearless, truly furious novel.
The Book Club Podcast
We think our Book Club selection are books not only worth reading, but worth talking about. Each week, we’re bringing together a group of Waterstones Cardholders and our own booksellers to talk about our Book Club book of the week.