Maud Newton http://krvs.org en Racing From Art To Revolution And Back Again In 'The Flamethrowers' http://krvs.org/post/racing-art-revolution-and-back-again-flamethrowers Rachel Kushner's brilliant lightning bolt of a novel, <em>The Flamethrowers</em>, straddles two revolutions: the squatter-artist colonization of Manhattan's SoHo in the 1970s, and the rise of Italy's radical left during the same period. Its young artist narrator, Reno, is wistful and brutally candid at once, with a voice like a painting — lush and evocative — but also like a scythe. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Maud Newton 22951 at http://krvs.org Racing From Art To Revolution And Back Again In 'The Flamethrowers'