FROM THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE MARS ROOMSHORTLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2014LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTIONReno 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