City on Fire

City on Fire

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2015
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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.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2015]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781101888797
1101888792
Branch Call Number: CDT FIC HALLBERG, GARTH
Characteristics: 30 sound discs (37 hr., 55 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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Shar0nN
Sep 24, 2016

Found this book to be too long and I didn't care about the characters.

JCLHopeH Jun 10, 2016

Things I loved about this book: dramatic-yet-relatable characters, intertwining of multiple characters' stories, layering of details by hopping back and forth in time.
Things I didn't love: The pace was a bit slow and the plotlines never quite intertwined in a captivating climax.
Bottom line: It was an interesting set of human stories that kept me coming back again and again.

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