Throughout his massive debut novel, City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg quotes some killer songs from the ’70s as he unleashes a kaleidoscopic, multi-character plot that includes two suburban teenagers tempted by New York City’s 1976 punk scene. We’ve gathered these songs together and turned them into our Friday playlist! Here they are for your musical (and literary) pleasure:

“Marquee Moon” by Television

“Give It Back to the Indians” written by Lorenz Hart, performed by Ella Fitzgerald

“Two Sevens Clash” by Culture

“Romance in the Dark” by Lillian ‘lil’ Green

“Kimberly” by Patti Smith

BONUS: “Miami 2017” by Billy Joel

Meet Garth Risk Hallberg when he speaks and signs City on Fire in our store Thursday, October 22 at 7PM!

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