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1970s Chaos And Radicalism Fuels 'Flamethrowers'

The volatile world of New York's art scene in the 1970s is the setting for the newest novel by acclaimed author Rachel Kushner. Reno, the young protagonist of The Flamethrowers, has come to the city to turn a love of motorcycles into a career in art. But the intersection of art, radicalism and international terrorism is a dangerous one. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Kushner about the book.