A recent best-selling novel with lots of motorcycle stuff. The year is 1975 and Reno has 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 world—artists 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. An intensely engaging exploration of the mystique of the feminine, the fake, the terrorist, and a page-turning ride. By Rachel Kushner. Softbound. 5"×7.5". 419 pp.