The Resource City on fire, Garth Risk Hallberg

City on fire, Garth Risk Hallberg

Label
City on fire
Title
City on fire
Statement of responsibility
Garth Risk Hallberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
WOW! An excellently executed work with intricate plot lines and fascinating characters. It’s a story of how the stories of many different people of New York City in the late seventies crash into each other like waves on rocks. This work may encapsulate the whole of New York City, as it has wealth, love, filth, passion, aimless angst, and the myriad of other aspects of humanity swirling in that amazing city. -- Racine Zackula for LibraryReads
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10405224
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hallberg, Garth Risk
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
980
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Criminal investigation
  • Heirs
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Rich people
  • Drug abuse
  • Betrayal
  • Punk culture
  • Electric power failures
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Betrayal
  • Criminal investigation
  • Drug abuse
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Electric power failures
  • Heirs
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Punk culture
  • Rich people
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
City on fire, Garth Risk Hallberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn896806743
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
903 pages
Isbn
9780385353779
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014041963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025287629
System control number
(OCoLC)896806743
Label
City on fire, Garth Risk Hallberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn896806743
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
903 pages
Isbn
9780385353779
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014041963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025287629
System control number
(OCoLC)896806743

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