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City on Fire

City on Fire

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Author: Hallberg, Garth Risk

Brand: Vintage

Color: Multicolor

Edition: Reprint

Features:

  • Vintage

Number Of Pages: 944

Release Date: 26-07-2016

Details: Product Description A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times,  NPR, Vogue, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve.         The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live—and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place. Review “A symphonic epic. . . . A big, stunning first novel and an amazing virtual reality machine. . . . Captures the city’s dangerous, magnetic allure. . . . A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power—a novel that attests to its young author’s boundless and unflagging talents.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times“Dickensian, massively entertaining, as close to a great American novel as this century has produced.” —Stephen King“Dazzling. . . . Endlessly fascinating. . . . A novel whose Whitmanesque arms embrace an entire city of lovers and strivers, saints and killers. . . . City on Fire is an extraordinary performance.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post “A book that is truly that great, rare thing: a wholly inhabitable universe, reflecting back our lives while also offering an exhilarating escape from them.” —Rolling Stone “Gorgeous. . . . It really is amazing. . . . Deeply felt. . . . No matter where you come from, who you love or what you do, you can slip into the skin of (almost) any one of his characters and feel the world like a real, round, and living thing closing its fist around you.” —NPR “[A] soaring debut. . . . Over the course of Hallberg’s magisterial epic, distinctions of class, race, geography, and generation give way to an impression of the human condition that is both ambitious and sublime.” —Vanity Fair“A singular achievement: a novel as rich and maddening and unforgettable as the city it illuminates.” —Entertainment Weekly“A big, generous novel . . . reminds us that, behind the corporate facades and cronuts, we remain deeply interconnected. . . . [An] exuberant, Zeitgeisty New York novel, like The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Emperor’s Children, or The Goldfinch.” —Vogue   “Locating the best of times within the worst of times is no mean trick, especially in a historical novel where the history is recent enough that many readers remember firsthand just how bad those times were. That’s the delicate and ultimately moving balancing act that Garth Risk Hallberg pulls off in City on Fire. . . . A tour de force.” —Frank Rich, The New York Times Book Review (cover) “Brilliant. . . . Hallberg writes with style and sophistication about everything from urban decay and punk rock to domestic terrorism and the dissolution of the nuclear family.” —San Francisco Chronicle “An uncommon pleasure. . . . An epic and absorbing novel. . . . City on Fire manages an accumulation of detail that nearly takes on as many layers as life itself.” —USA Today “Profoundly illuminating. . . . Timeless. . . . Hallberg ties these characters’ fates together with an artful intricacy that is truly remarkable.” —Seattle Times “Immersive. . . . As you give yourself over to the spell of City on Fire, you’ll appreciate that any shorter and less intricately constructed work wouldn’t have done justic

EAN: 9780804172950

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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