City on Fire

by Garth Risk Hallberg

New York City,1976.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 911 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.43 out of 5
  • Published October 13th 2015 by Knopf
  • Original Title: City on Fire
  • ISBN: 0385353774 (ISBN13: 9780385353779)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: William Hamilton-Sweeney III
  • Regan Lamplighter
  • Mercer Goodman
  • Keith Lamplighter
  • Charlie Weisbarger...more
  • Samantha Cicciaro
  • William Lamplighter
  • Cate Lamplighter
  • Felicia Hamilton-Sweeney
  • Amory Gould
  • Larry Pulaski
  • Bruno Augenblick
  • Richard Groskoph
  • Jenny Nguyen
  • Carmine Cicciaro
  • Jr....less
  • Literary Awards: The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Nominee for Longlist (2015)

New 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, Richard, and his idealistic neighbor, Jenny, – 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.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 with 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.