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The Flamethrowers: A Novel (Hardcover)

by Rachel Kushner

"Degreelash" 0

The 2015 IMPAC Dublin Longlist 1

The Millions Top Ten: March 2014 0

Two newcomers ahead of next month's big overhaul.

The Millions Top Ten: February 2014 0

The top-ten stays locked up with Millions favorites.

The Millions Top Ten: January 2014 0

Gridlock atop the list and an unexpected debut.

Judging Books by Their Covers 2014: U.S. Vs. U.K. 17

We are undoubtedly swayed by the little billboard that is the cover of every book we read.

The Millions Top Ten: December 2013 1

Year in Reading takes a new book to the top of our list.

Wrapping Up A Year in Reading 2013 4

It was fun and now we're done.

A Year in Reading: Adam Wilson 4

I’ve always liked books about drugs; they’re a good substitute for drugs.

A Year in Reading: Bill Morris 5

I don't buy books or movie tickets based on awards, and I'm proud to be able to say that I bought my copy of The Good Lord Bird before it was nominated for the National Book Award and I finished reading it before the awards ceremony.

A Year in Reading: Matt Bell 52

Smart and funny and brutally moving, it's the most aggressive short story collection I've read in a long time, one that forces emotional participation and moral complicity on its readers.

A Year in Reading: Elliott Holt 0

As a writer facing her mortality, how could I resist a novel about a writer facing his mortality?

A Year in Reading: David Gilbert 2

I am not the first to say this, but let me say this nonetheless: Thank God for the NYRB series of reissued books.

A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg 15

Probably the single most perfect book I encountered in 2013 -- it didn't just reward my attention; it commanded it.

A Year in Reading: 2013 3

Another year of living, another year of reading. And, if you're like us, when you look back, you'll mark out the year in books.

The Millions Top Ten: November 2013 17

A Pulitzer winner graduates to our Hall of Fame.

Before They Were Notable: 2013 0

This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.

The Millions Top Ten: October 2013 3

Awards season means a huge shake-up for our list, including a new number one.

Edan Lepucki Interviews the NBA Finalists 0

2013 National Book Award Shortlists Released 4

The contenders for the 2013 National Book Award were pared down to a five nominees in each category today. Here’s a list of the finalists in all four categories with bonus links and excerpts where available.

The Millions Top Ten: September 2013 2

The Pioneer Detectives lands in the top spot, and three heavy-hitting debuts replace a trio of graduates to the Hall of Fame.

2013 National Book Award Longlists Released 4

Last year, the fiction finalists included far more male authors than female, however the count is even in 2013.

The Do-or-Die Novelist: An Interview with Elliott Holt 3

I'd just gone through this break-up and was feeling crushed and heartbroken. I had quit my salaried staff job in advertising and I was running out of money/time. So I said, that's it. I have to do this. I have nothing else. I have to give it my all and actually finish this novel.

The Millions Top Ten: July 2013 3

Four books graduate to our Hall of Fame, making room for four new arrivals: a "big literary book", a thriller, and two shorter-form ebooks.

The Millions Top Ten: June 2013 1

What happens when a book you pan becomes a bestseller?

Transcending the Political: The Millions Interviews Rachel Kushner 1

We are not choosing between a world without exploitation and a world without culture. They are not in a direct competition with each other, where one must be prioritized, and the other overshadowed or shamed for its insignificance.

The Space Between: The Millions Interviews Marisa Silver 3

A photograph captures a moment of time, but then time itself moves past that moment into the future. When we look at a photograph, we are looking at time stilled, at a moment that has died.

Rachel Kushner Is Well On Her Way to Huge 8

It was only when Kushner started writing her book that she made a discovery that is vital to any novelist trying to spin fiction out of historical events: the great danger is emptying your notebook, becoming lulled by your research into forgetting that novels are, first and last, works of the imagination.

Tuesday New Release Day: Salter, Atkinson, Maazel, Kushner, Shearn, Rich, Perisic 1

Most Anticipated: The Great 2013 Book Preview 57

At 7,900 words strong and encompassing 79 titles, this is the only 2013 book preview you will ever need.