The Resource City on fire : a novel, Garth Risk Hallberg

City on fire : a novel, Garth Risk Hallberg

Label
City on fire : a novel
Title
City on fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Garth Risk Hallberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 and 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 open up the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the infamous blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever
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 plungesit into darkness, each of these entangled lives will be changed, irrevocably
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
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hallberg, Garth Risk
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A54827
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
980
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Punk culture
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
City on fire : a novel, Garth Risk Hallberg
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2451943
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn904867037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473511118
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EEDAF2AA-7EC4-4A9A-B975-01058E34EC65
System control number
(OCoLC)904867037
Label
City on fire : a novel, Garth Risk Hallberg
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2451943
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn904867037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473511118
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EEDAF2AA-7EC4-4A9A-B975-01058E34EC65
System control number
(OCoLC)904867037

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