Among the most eagerly anticipated and addictive novels of recent years Can you afford not to read this book? (Guardian)
Garth Risk Hallberg s stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, New York magazine, Slate, Los Angeles Times, and Best New American Voices 2008. His illustrated novella, A Field Guide to the North American Family, was nominated for the Believer Book Award. He is 35 years old, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.
"Extraordinary...dazzling... a sprawling, generous, warm-hearted epic of 1970s New York" * Observer * "Staggering...gloriously ambitious" * Independent on Sunday * "A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power - a novel that attests to its young author's boundless and unflagging talents" * New York Times * "Exciting, imaginative and perfectly paced" * Daily Telegraph * "Dickensian, massively entertaining, as close to a great American novel as this century has produced" -- Stephen King