City on Fire

City on Fire

A Novel

by Garth Risk Hallberg

CD-Audio, Audio Publication Date: 15/10/2015

  $85.00
A big-hearted, boundary-vaulting novel that heralds a remarkable new talent: set in 1970s New York, a story outsized in its generosity, warmth, and ambition, its deep feeling for its characters, its exuberant imagination.

The individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's largest 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. Their entangled relationships open up the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the infamous blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. A novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock 'n' roll, about how the people closest to us are sometimes the hardest to reach--about what it means to be human.

Read by Rebecca Lowman with Macleod Andrews, Alex McKenna, Paul Michael, Tristan Morris, and Bronson Pinchot.

ISBN:
9781101888773
9781101888773
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
CD-Audio, Audio
Publication Date:
15-10-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
152.4x132.08x68.58mm
Weight:
0.69kg

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