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