We can call it in May: Rachel Kushner’s second novel, “The Flamethrowers,” which has been out for about a month, is going to make a lot of year-end short-lists.
Kushner, author of the well-regarded “Telex From Cuba,” weaves together two discrete yet potent moments in the late 1970s: the explosive New York art scene and the vibrant, revolutionary gyrations of Italy’s radical left.
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