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Title:Lost City Radio
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Daniel Alarcón
Publisher:Harper
ISBN:0060594799
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:272
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels

Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcón

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Lost City Radio A powerful and searing novel of three lives fractured by a civil war .

For ten years Norma has been the voice of consolation for a people broken by violence She hosts i Lost City Radio i the most popular program in their nameless South American country gripped in the aftermath of war Every week the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios listen as she reads the names of those who have gone missing those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed Loved ones are reunited and the lost are found Each week she returns to the airwaves while hiding her own personal loss her husband disappeared at the end of the war .

But the life she has become accustomed to is forever changed when a young boy arrives from the jungle and provides a clue to the fate of her long missing husband .

Stunning timely and absolutely mesmerizing i Lost City Radio i probes the deepest questions of war and its meaning from its devastating impact on a society transformed by violence to the emotional scarring each participant observer and survivor carries for years after This tender debut marks Alarc n s emergence as a major new voice in American fiction

At Night We Walk in Circles

Nelson s life is not turning out the way he hoped His girlfriend is sleeping with another man his brother has left their South American country and moved to the United States leaving Nelson to care for their widowed mother and his acting career can t seem to get off the ground That is until he lands a starring role in a touring revival of i The Idiot President i a legendary play by Nelson s hero Henry Nunez leader of the storied guerrilla theater troupe Diciembre And that s when the real trouble begins br br The tour takes Nelson out of the shelter of the city and across a landscape he s never seen which still bears the scars of the civil war With each performance Nelson grows closer to his fellow actors becoming hopelessly entangled in their complicated lives until during one memorable performance a long buried betrayal surfaces to force the troupe into chaos


Lost City Radio

A powerful and searing novel of three lives fractured by a civil war br br For ten years Norma has been the voice of consolation for a people broken by violence She hosts i Lost City Radio i the most popular program in their nameless South American country gripped in the aftermath of war Every week the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios listen as she reads the names of those who have gone missing those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed Loved ones are reunited and the lost are found Each week she returns to the airwaves while hiding her own personal loss her husband disappeared at the end of the war br br But the life she has become accustomed to is forever changed when a young boy arrives from the jungle and provides a clue to the fate of her long missing husband br br Stunning timely and absolutely mesmerizing i Lost City Radio i probes the deepest questions of war and its meaning from its devastating impact on a society transformed by violence to the emotional scarring each participant observer and survivor carries for years after This tender debut marks Alarc n s emergence as a major new voice in American fiction


War by Candlelight: Stories

Something is happening Wars both national and internal are being waged in jungles across borders in the streets of Lima in the intimacy of New York apartments em War by Candlelight em is an exquisite collection of stories that carry the reader from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that divide nations and people a devastating portrait of a world in flux and Daniel Alarc n is an extraordinary new voice in literary fiction one you will not soon forget


City of Clowns

b A gorgeously rendered graphic novel of Daniel Alarc n s story i City of Clowns i b br br Oscar Chino Uribe is a young Peruvian journalist for a local tabloid paper After the recent death of his philandering father he must confront the idea of his father s other family and how much of his own identity has been shaped by his father s murky morals At the same time he begins to chronicle the life of street clowns sad characters who populate the violent and corrupt city streets of Lima and is drawn into their haunting fantastical world br br This remarkably affecting story by Daniel Alarc n was included in his acclaimed first book i War by Candlelight i and now in collaboration with artist Sheila Alvarado it takes on a new thrilling form This graphic novel with its short punches of action and images its stark contrasts between light and dark truth and fiction perfectly corresponds to the tone of Chino s story With the city of Lima as a character and the bold visual language from the story i City of Clowns i is moving menacing and brilliantly vivid


The Secret Miracle: The Novelist's Handbook

b The world s best contemporary writers from Michael Chabon and Claire Messud to Jonathan Lethem and Amy Tan engage in a wide ranging insightful and oft surprising roundtable discussion on the art of writing fiction b br br Drawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels i The Secret Miracle i brings together the foremost practitioners of the craft to discuss how they write Paul Auster Roddy Doyle Allegra Goodman Aleksandar Hemon Mario Vargas Llosa Susan Minot Rick Moody Haruki Murakami George Pelecanos Gary Shteyngart and others take us step by step through the alchemy of writing fiction answering everything from nuts and bolts queries Do you outline to perennial questions posed by writers and readers alike What makes a character compelling br br From Stephen King s deadpan distinction between novels and short stories Novels are longer and have more s t in them to Colm Toibin s anti romanticized take on his characters They are just words to Jos Manuel Prieto s mature perspective on the anxieties of influence Influences are felt or weigh you down more when young every page contains insights found nowhere else br br With honesty humor and elegance i The Secret Miracle i gives both aspiring writers and lovers of literature a master class in the art of writing


The King is Always Above the People: Stories

b A slyly political collection of stories about immigration broken dreams Los Angeles gang members Latin American families and other tales of high stakes journeys from the award winning author of i War by Candlelight i and i At Night We Walk in Circles i br b br Migration Betrayal Family secrets Doomed love Uncertain futures In Daniel Alarcon s hands these are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes In The Thousands people are on the move and forging new paths hope and heartbreak abound A man deals with the fallout of his blind relatives mysterious deaths and his father s mental breakdown and incarceration in The Bridge A gang member discovers a way to forgiveness and redemption through the haze of violence and trauma in The Ballad of Rocky Rontal And in the tour de force novella The Auroras a man severs himself from his old life and seeks to make a new one in a new city only to find himself seduced and controlled by a powerful woman Richly drawn full of unforgettable characters i The King is Always Above the People i reveals experiences both unsettling and unknown and yet eerily familiar in this new world


Bogota 39

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Los provincianos

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La balada de Rocky Rontal

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Collectors

Original Fiction Short Story br br Rogelio was the youngest of three the skinniest the least talkative As a boy he slept in the same room as his brother Jaime and


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