National Best Seller Named Best Book of the Year by:
New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, Newsday A novel of great ambition and a novel of great power that testifies to its young, unlimited and tireless authors: Michiko Kakutani, New York Times New York City, 1976.
Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, heirs of 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 the downtown punk scene; a magazine obsessive reporter and his idealistic neighbor and the detective trying to find out what any of them have to do with a New Year's Eve shootout in Central Park.
The mystery, reverberating through families, friendships and corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest 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, betrayal and forgiveness, about art, truth and rock n roll: about what people need from others to live... and what makes life worth living... in the first place.
From the hardcover edition.