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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.
New York. 1977. Be There When It Explodes. It's New Year's Eve, 1976, and New York is a city on the edge. As midnight approaches, a blizzard sets in - and amidst the fireworks, an unmistakable sound rings out across Central Park. Gunshots. Two of them. The search for the shooter will bring together a rich cast of New Yorkers. From the reluctant heirs to one of the city's greatest fortunes, to a couple of Long Island kids drawn to the punk scene downtown. From the newly arrived and enchanted, to those so sick of the city they want to burn it to the ground.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller City on Fire A Granta Best of Young American Novelist 2017 `A young author of boundless and unflagging talents' New York Times We can all agree on this much, Marnie thought: nobody saw the Hungate divorce coming. In the privacy of her own mind, she saw them as the last of a dying breed, the Great American Family. Two families - the Hungates and the Harrisons - live side by side in Long Island, New York. They lead charmed lives: good jobs in the city, weekends by the pool, cheerleading practice after school and backyard barbecues in the summer. But within these lives lie hundreds of little deceptions. Told through a mix of photographs and words, this is a dazzlingly inventive depiction of two families falling apart and coming together and the thousand different truths of the American Dream.
The New York Times bestseller A Granta Best of Young American Novelists 2017 '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
"e;City on Fire"e;, der groe, uberwaltigende Roman uber New York City von Garth Risk HallbergNeujahr 1977. Ein Schneesturm zieht uber New York, Feuerwerk erleuchtet den Himmel und im Central Park fallen Schusse. Die Ereignisse der Nacht bringen eine Gruppe unvergesslicher Menschen zusammen: die schwerreichen Erben William und Regan, zwei Punk-Kids, einen besessenen Magazin-Reporter und einen Cop. Sie alle leben und lieben hier, in der groen Stadt, die bankrott und gefahrlich ist und zugleich vor Energie platzt. Als dann am 13. Juli 1977 die Lichter ausgehen, gerat die Stadt in den Ausnahmezustand - und nach dem Stromausfall ist kein Leben wie zuvor. "e;City on Fire"e; ist ein groer Roman uber Liebe, Betrug und Vergebung, uber Kunst, Wahrheit, Punk und Rock'n'Roll - kraftvoll, uberbordend, auergewohnlich.
National Best Seller *;Named a Best Book of the Year by: New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, Newsday';A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping powera novel that attests to its young author's boundless and unflagging talents.'Michiko Kakutani,New York TimesNew 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 neighborand 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.From the Hardcover edition.