Hang Wire a Love Letter to Weird America

Auckland-born author Adam Christopher, 36, has “built a name for himself over the past couple years spinning fanciful yarns full of superheroes, shifts in time, and a refined pulp pop, starting with his New York City-set debut Empire State,” Jason Heller writes for American National Public Radio (NPR).

“His fourth and latest novel, the standalone urban fantasy Hang Wire, fiddles with that formula a bit without omitting a single element.

“Ping-ponging between modern-day San Francisco, 19th-century ‘Oklahoma-to-be,’ and numerous points in between, Hang Wire doesn’t follow a linear timeline. Christopher hasn’t always handled that kind of structure as well as he could, but he brings a crystal clarity to Hang Wire that never feels gratuitous or cluttered.

“As dizzying as it is, he never slips. Even when secrets swell to bursting with world-shaking promise, the story maintains a steady, nervy rhythm.”

Christopher’s debut novel, Empire State, was SciFiNow’s Book of the Year and a Financial Times Book of the Year for 2012.

He lives in North West England.

Original article by Jason Heller, NPR, February 1, 2014.

Photo by Angry Robot.

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