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City on fire

Author: Garth Risk Hallberg
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The all-too-human individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's biggest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Sam, two Long Island teenagers seduced by downtown's nascent punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter; his spunky, West Coast-transplant neighbor; and the detective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Indies Choice Award Honor Book
Indies
Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Romance fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garth Risk Hallberg
ISBN: 9780385353779 0385353774 9780804172950 0804172951 9780385682749 0385682743
OCLC Number: 896806743
Description: 903 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: We have met the enemy, and he is us --
The family business --
Scenes from private life --
The fireworkers, part 1 --
Liberty Heights --
The impossibility of death in the mind of anyone now living --
Monads --
Bridge and tunnel --
The demon brother --
"Evidence" --
Three kinds of despair --
The fireworkers, part 2 --
In the dark.
Responsibility: Garth Risk Hallberg.

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The all-too-human individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's biggest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Sam, two Long Island teenagers seduced by downtown's nascent punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter; his spunky, West Coast-transplant neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what they all have to do with a shooting in Central Park. From post-Vietnam youth culture to the fiscal crisis, from a lushly appointed townhouse on Sutton Place to a derelict squat on East 3rd Street, this city on fire is at once recognizable and completely unexpected. And when the infamous blackout of July 13th, 1977 plunges it into darkness, each of these entangled lives will be changed, irrevocably.

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