orellfuessli.ch

Bücher die bis 22. Dezember 12:00 bestellt werden, werden noch vor Weihnachten ausgeliefert

City On Fire

A novel

National Best Seller - Named a Best Book of the Year by: New York Times , Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, Newsday
"A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power-a novel that attests to its young author's boundless and unflagging talents." - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
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 and his idealistic neighbor-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 will 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.
From the Hardcover edition.
Rezension
'" City on Fire , by Garth Risk Hallberg: Dickensian, massively entertaining, as close to a great American novel as this century has produced." -Stephen King"The year's most exciting fiction debut . . . A book that is truly that great, rare thing: a wholly inhabitable universe, reflecting back our lives while also offering an exhilarating escape from them." - Rolling Stone " City on Fire is a spectacular debut." -Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven " City on Fire is a big, stunning first novel and an amazing virtual reality machine, whisking us back to New York City in the 1970s with bravura swagger and style and heart . . . The ghosts of New York memorialized by earlier writers-F. Scott Fitzgerald, J. D. Salinger, Richard Price-hover over City on Fire. At the same time, the novel's ambition and Dickensian storytelling ardor will remind many readers of Donna Tartt's dazzling The Goldfinch , while its fuel-injected prose and nimble stacking of plot complications will recall for others Martin Amis's classic portrait of Gotham in Money. But this novel is defiantly and indelibly Hallberg's own: a symphonic epic that reaches a crashing crescendo during the blackout of July 13, 1977 . . . [In] Hallberg's XXL tool kit as a storyteller: a love of language and the handsprings he can make it perform; a bone-deep knowledge of his characters' inner lives that's as unerring as that of the young Salinger; an instinctive gift for spinning suspense. He also possesses a journalistic eye for those telling details that can trigger memories of the reader's own like small Proustian grenades . . . A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power-a novel that attests to its young author's boundless and unflagging talents." - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times "Dazzling . . . City on Fire is an extraordinary performance . . . Hallberg inhabits the minds of whites and blacks, men and women, old and young, gay and straight with equal fidelity . . . making every one of them thrum with real life . . . And what endlessly fascinating characters they are! . . . [The novel's] Whitmanesque arms embrace an entire city of lovers and strivers, saints and killers." - Ron Charles, Washington Post "A singular achievement . . . The story engages from the first page." - Entertainment Weekly "An uncommon pleasure . . . It's easy to understand the excitement. City on Fire is an epic and absorbing novel." - USA Today "Profoundly illuminating . . . Timeless . . . Hallberg ties these characters' fates together with an artful intricacy that is truly remarkable." - Seattle Times "A probing look at New York City in the mid-1970s. The plot winds and twists through just about every corner of the city . . . And all this amid the blinding light of love, in a great midsummer blackout ." -Scott Simon, NPR/Weekend Edition"Locating the best of times within the worst of times is no mean trick, especially in a historical novel where the history is recent enough that many readers remember firsthand just how bad those times were. That's the delicate and ultimately moving balancing act that Garth Risk Hallberg pulls off in City on Fire . . . His talent is as conspicuous as the book's heft. There's rarely a less than finely honed sentence or a moment when you don't feel that a sophisticated intelligence is at work . . . [The climax] is a tour de force." - Frank Rich, New York Times Book Review "Spectacular . . . New York City in the 1970s comes pulsingly alive . . . The book clearly reflects the work of an exciting new talent." - People " City on Fire is a novel of connection, forgiveness, and empathy . . . Skillfully drawn and beautifully shaded." -A.O. Scott, GQ"Captivating . . . It's immediately apparent that this is a writer who knows how to do suspense. You're soon zipping through Hallberg's vividly realized New York like a child discovering H
Portrait
Garth Risk Hallberg wurde 1978 im US-Bundesstaat Louisiana geboren und wuchs in North Carolina auf. Nach der Highschool studierte er Kreatives Schreiben in St. Louis und New York, u. a. bei William H. Gass und E. L. Doctorow. Er lebt in New York, wo er als Dozent an der Fordham University lehrt.
… weiterlesen
Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 944
Erscheinungsdatum 20.10.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-101-94668-8
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 231/156/43 mm
Gewicht 1130
Abbildungen schwarzweisse Fotos
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 29.90
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten
Versandfertig innert 1-2 Werktagen.
Kostenlose Lieferung ab Fr. 30 i
Lieferung zur Abholung in Ihre Buchhandlung möglich – Verfügbarkeit prüfen
Premium Card
Fr. 29.90 Umsatz sammeln
Weitere Informationen

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 43807807
    City on Fire
    von Garth Risk Hallberg
    Buch
    Fr. 23.90
  • 44035083
    City On Fire
    von Garth Risk Hallberg
    Buch
    Fr. 19.90
  • 40062469
    The Opposite of Loneliness
    von Marina Keegan
    Buch
    Fr. 18.90
  • 30595768
    Sense and Sensibility
    von Jane Austen
    Buch
    Fr. 12.90
  • 41129494
    City On Fire
    von Garth Risk Hallberg
    Buch
    Fr. 39.90
  • 41820345
    City On Fire
    von Garth Risk Hallberg
    Buch
    Fr. 25.90
  • 42220609
    West of Sunset
    von Stewart O'Nan
    Buch
    Fr. 19.90
  • 42413879
    All the Light We Cannot See
    von Anthony Doerr
    (2)
    Buch
    Fr. 18.90
  • 34910866
    The Life List
    von Lori Nelson Spielman
    (5)
    Buch
    Fr. 14.90
  • 43809866
    It Ends with Us
    von Colleen Hoover
    (1)
    Buch
    Fr. 17.90

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

City On Fire

City On Fire

von Garth Risk Hallberg

Buch
Fr. 29.90
+
=
The Golden Age

The Golden Age

von Jane Smiley

Buch
Fr. 29.90
+
=

für

Fr. 59.80

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten

Alle kaufen

Verfügbarkeit in Ihrer Buchhandlung prüfen

Filialabholung: Ihre Vorteile
  1. Bereits Online prüfen, ob Ihr gewünschtes Buch in der Filiale vorrätig ist
  2. Bestellen Sie Online und lassen Sie Ihre Artikel zur Abholung in die Filiale vor Ort liefern
  3. Artikel, die zur Filialabholung bestellt wurden, können in der Filiale bezahlt werden.
  4. Falsches Buch bestellt? Retournieren Sie ihre gekauften Bücher kostenfrei in der Filiale