"The Flame Throwers": Book Club Discussion

Takoma Park Library

"The Flame Throwers": Book Club Discussion

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 7 p.m.

The year is 1975 and Renoso named because of her birthplacehas come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity in the art worldartists have colonized a deserted and industrial SoHo, are staging actions in the East Village and are blurring the line between life and art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to a sentimental education of sorts. Ardent, vulnerable and bold, she begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the semi-estranged scion of an Italian tire and motorcycle empire. When they visit Sandro's family home in Italy, Reno falls in with members of the radical movement that overtook Italy in the '70s. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow.

Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion and read mostly literary fiction titles.