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    At Night We Walk in Circles (Paperback) By (author) Daniel Alarcon

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    DescriptionThe breakout book from a prizewinning young writer: a "surrealistic tour de force" ("O, The Oprah Magazine") about one man's obsessive search to find the truth of another man's downfall. 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, 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 "The Idiot President," 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. Nelson's fate is slowly revealed through the investigation of the narrator, a young man obsessed with Nelson's story--and perhaps closer to it than he lets on. In sharp, vivid, and beautiful prose, Alarcon delivers a compulsively readable narrative and a provocative meditation on fate, identity, and the large consequences that can result from even our smallest choices.

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    At Night We Walk in Circles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Alarcon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    ISBN 13: 9781594632839
    ISBN 10: 1594632839

    BIC E4L: THR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Libri: I-FT
    B&T Approval Code: A26855000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC030000, FIC056000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FH
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PB-US-H
    Edition statement
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    02 September 2014
    Author Information
    Daniel Alarcon is the author of the story collection" War by Candlelight," and the novel "Lost City Radio," winner of the 2009 International Literature Prize. He has been named one of "The New Yorker"'s "20 Under 40," and is executive producer of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language storytelling podcast. Alarcon lives in San Francisco.
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    Praise for "At Night We Walk in Circles " "Wise and engaging . . . [a] layered, gorgeously nuanced work." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Consistently compelling . . . Alarcon's smoothly polished prose [is] flecked with wit and surprisingly epigraphic phrases . . . with lines that knock the wind out of you." --"The Washington Post" "Outstanding . . . a work that creates a multilayered world and invites you to enter it." --"Los Angeles Times" "Masterful . . . a sterling novel . . . brave, thoughtful and astute . . . elegant in its construction, it feels perfectly suited to bring Alarcon's tremendous talent to a wider audience." --"The Miami Herald " "Compelling . . . an intellectual puzzle." --"The Boston Globe "