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Garth Risk Hallberg,: City on Fire

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"The best book we've done on the Book Club this year." (Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club). "A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power." (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). "Love The Wire? Then read this." (GQ). "Extraordinary...dazzling...a sprawling, generous, warm-hearted epic of 1970s New York." (Observer). "You're soon zipping through Hallberg's vividly realised New York like a child discovering Hogwarts for the first time." (The Times). "The kind of exuberant, zeitgeisty novel, like The Bonfire of the Vanities or The Goldfinch, that you'll either love, hate or pretend to have read." (Vogue). "The hype is justified: this is the year's must-read book." (Shortlist). New York. 1977. Be There When It Explodes. It's New Year's Eve, 1976, and New York is a city on the edge. As midnight approaches, a blizzard sets in - and amidst the fireworks, an unmistakable sound rings out across Central Park. Gunshots. Two of them. The search for the shooter will bring together a rich cast of New Yorkers. From the reluctant heirs to one of the city's greatest fortunes, to a couple of Long Island kids drawn to the punk scene downtown. From the newly arrived and enchanted, to those so sick of the city they want to burn it to the ground. All these lives are connected to one another - and to the life that still clings to that body in the park. Whether they know it or not, they are bound up in the same story - a story where history and revolution, love and art, crime and conspiracy are all packed into a single shell, ready to explode. Then, on July 13th, 1977, the lights go out in New York City.

As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren t enough to distinguish fiercely independent Lavinia Lake from the other women of London s fashionable Claremont Lane, there is one more feature to set her apart. Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism, an extraordinary gift that far surpasses mere charm and physical appeal. Nobody knows this better than the usually coolheaded Tobias March, who seems to have fallen hopelessly under her City on Fire ebook pdf spell. Fortunately for all, however, Lavinia uses her powers for good. And ever since a tragedy involving one of her subjects, she has even retired them in favor of her work with Lake and March, a joint venture providing discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality. Celeste Hudson, the stunningly beautiful young wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, would surely count herself among such individuals--were she still alive, that is. While mythology s Medusa could turn men to stone, lovely Celeste was more accustomed to turning them to jelly. In fact, unbeknownst to her husband, Howard, the ambitious Celeste was planning to use her talents to forge a new future in Society--one that would not include him. Sadly, her plans were cut short when she was murdered. Only a gentleman s cravat wound around her lovely neck remained for evidence--small compensation for the strange and priceless bracelet that may have been snatched from her wrist as she drew her last breath.


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Author: Garth Risk Hallberg,
Number of Pages: 944 pages
Published Date: 20 Oct 2015
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9780224101714
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