At Night We Walk in Circles
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At Night We Walk in Circles

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The breakout novel 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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 130 x 206 x 24mm | 320g
  • Riverhead Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1594632839
  • 9781594632839
  • 1,103,816

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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 "show more

About Daniel Alarcon

Daniel Alarconis the author ofAt Night We Walk in Circles, which was a finalist for the 2014 PEN-Faulkner Award, as well as the story collectionWar by Candlelightand the novelLost City Radio. His writing has appeared in theNew York Times Magazine, Granta, n+1, andHarpers, and in 2010, he was named one of theNew Yorker's "20 under 40." He is Executive Producer ofRadio Ambulante, and teaches at the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York."show more

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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 . . . Alarcón'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 Alarcón's tremendous talent to a wider audience."- The Miami Herald "Compelling . . . an intellectual puzzle."- The Boston Globeshow more

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1,937 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 18% (353)
4 41% (789)
3 30% (574)
2 9% (175)
1 2% (46)
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