City on fire
—Hallberg, Garth Risk, author.
Book
2015
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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; 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--which stretch from post-Vietnam youth culture to the fiscal crisis, from small-town Georgia to greater L.A.--open up the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the infamous blackout of July 13th, 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.

Item Details
Subjects:
Betrayal -- Fiction.
Forgiveness -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Nineteen seventies -- Fiction.
Punk culture -- Fiction.
Genre:
Literary fiction.
ISBN:
9780804172950
9780385682749
9780385353779
0804172951
0385682743
0385353774
Description:
903 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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