Date(s) - 18-jan 2016
20:00 - 22:00
Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin
The buzz around City on Fire started already two years ago, when Garth Risk Hallberg sold the manuscript for two million dollars. Readers were not disappointed: in a brisk and superb narrative, Hallberg subjects a group of characters living in gritty New York in 1977 to an intimate examination, revolving around the shooting of a seventeen-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve. It is a gigantic, sprawling novel full of punks and the super-rich, fireworks and rock and roll, corruption and jealousy and love and family. Ron Charles of the Washington Post called the novel a dazzling answer to the question how it was possible for a book to be as big as life. No wonder New York Times’ Michiko Kukatani compared Hallberg’s storytelling to F. Scott Fitzgerald and J. D. Salinger. Join us for an evening with one of the most promising novelists of the future.
Moderator: Ernst-Jan Pfauth
In collaboration with: Atlas Contact Publishers and Paradiso
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