THE BOOKWORMS OF RVA

a monthly book club in richmond, virginia

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Thanks everyone who brought their unique perspectives on Michael Chabon’s Wonderboys in our first meeting of the Spring!

We are extremely excited to have picked The Flame Throwers by Rachel Kushner which is the most buzzed about book in the lit. scene at this very moment!
Our meeting will be at Lamplighter Roasting Company on Sunday May 12, 6pm. We have decided to have meetups on every second Sunday of the month.
Mark your calendars and start reading! Check the NPR review below:
Rachel Kushner’s brilliant lightning bolt of a novel, The Flamethrowers, 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. “Enchantment,” she says, describing her dashed hopes after a one-night stand, “means to want something and also to know, somewhere inside yourself, not an obvious place, that you aren’t going to get it.”
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/04/175351776/racing-from-art-to-revolution-and-back-again-in-the-flamethrowers
 
 

Thanks everyone who brought their unique perspectives on Michael Chabon’s Wonderboys in our first meeting of the Spring!

We are extremely excited to have picked The Flame Throwers by Rachel Kushner which is the most buzzed about book in the lit. scene at this very moment!

Our meeting will be at Lamplighter Roasting Company on Sunday May 12, 6pm. We have decided to have meetups on every second Sunday of the month.

Mark your calendars and start reading! Check the NPR review below:

Rachel Kushner’s brilliant lightning bolt of a novel, The Flamethrowers, 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. “Enchantment,” she says, describing her dashed hopes after a one-night stand, “means to want something and also to know, somewhere inside yourself, not an obvious place, that you aren’t going to get it.”

http://www.npr.org/2013/04/04/175351776/racing-from-art-to-revolution-and-back-again-in-the-flamethrowers

 

 

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