The Flamethrowers Setting

Rachel Kushner
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New York

New York is the location of Reno’s dreams where she hopes to discover herself and become a successful artist. It is depicted as a vibrant place full of outlandish and interesting people, but also a harsh and unforgiving place where it is difficult to flourish and connect with other people.

Nevada

Nevada represents Reno’s past, whereas New York represents her future. For most the of the characters in the novel Nevada may as well be a fictional place, because they are familiar with it only through books and other works of art. For Reno it is the place where she grew up which defined the person that she was before she moved to New York.

Valera Villa

The Valera Villa was an unhappy location for Reno where the class differences between herself and Sandro were made apparent in a way that was not as obvious...

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