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Hallberg, Garth Risk. CITY ON FIRE. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 944 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most eagerly anticipated novels of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Garth Risk Hallberg's "City On Fire". His sensational first novel. "Find a comfortable chair, a lamp, and mix yourself a Manhattan, because this book is going steal your time and throw you into the swirling mayhem of 1970's New York City, where the lives of the wealthy, punks, artists, cops, anarchists, and fleeing teens collide, and you are not going to want it to end. Garth Risk Hallberg has not only written one of the most anticipated debuts of the year, but has done so with enormous ambition and giddy success. Told through multiple perspectives, Hallberg's novel reveals a vast and varied web of characters whose lives intertwine around a shooting and the New York City blackout of 1977. This is a novel of America, of hopes and dreams, of old money, of families and rebellion, and how 'no matter what you deserve, how far you run, your fate stays stuck to your heels'. Rendered with cinematic detail and crisp-cracking prose, 'City On Fire' is electric" (Al Woodworth). "Hallberg comes as close to the great New York City novel as any I've read in my lifetime. He's so masterful at describing the city, at perfectly dreaming it for us, that it does exactly what great literature can do: Stand up as accurate even as it knocks us over with its beauty" (Interview Magazine). An absolute "must-have" title for Garth Risk Hallberg collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Garth Risk Hallberg. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American novelists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GARTH RISK HALLBERG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0385353774. $50.00

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