City on Fire
|Author:||Garth Risk Hallberg|
The New York Times bestseller. "Extraordinary...dazzling...a sprawling, generous, warm-hearted epic of 1970s New York". (Observer). Midnight, New Year's Eve, 1976. Nine lives are about to be changed forever. Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, heirs to one of New York's greatest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by the punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbour - 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. Then, on July 13th, 1977, the lights go out. "Dazzling". (Washington Post). "Heart-stopping". (New York Times). "Addictive". (Independent). "Extraordinary". (Observer).
Among the most eagerly anticipated and addictive novels of recent years
Long-listed for Dylan Thomas Prize 2016.
"Dickensian, massively entertaining, as close to a great American novel as this century has produced" -- Stephen King "You're soon zipping through Hallberg's vividly realised New York like a child discovering Hogwarts for the first time" The Times "Extraordinary...dazzling... a sprawling, generous, warm-hearted epic of 1970s New York" Observer "Staggering...gloriously ambitious" Independent on Sunday "A tour de force" Daily Mail
Garth Risk Hallberg's stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, New York magazine, Slate, Los Angeles Times, and Best New American Voices 2008. His illustrated novella, A Field Guide to the North American Family, was nominated for the Believer Book Award. He is 35 years old, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.