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At Night We Walk in Circles

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A breathtaking, suspenseful story of one man's obsessive search to find the truth of another man's downfall, from the author of T... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

A breathtaking, suspenseful story of one man's obsessive search to find the truth of another man's downfall, from the author of The King Is Always Above the People, which was longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction. 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. 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. 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, Alarcn delivers a compulsively readable narrative and a provocative meditation on fate, identity, and the large consequences that can result from even our smallest choices.



Autorentext

Daniel Alarcón is author of the critically-acclaimed story collection War by Candlelight, and the novel Lost City Radio, winner of the 2009 International Literature Prize. His writing has appeared in Granta, n+1, and Harper's, and he has been named one of The New Yorker's "20 Under 40.” Alarcón is Executive Producer of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language storytelling podcast, and he lives in San Francisco.

Produktinformationen

Titel: At Night We Walk in Circles
Untertitel: A Novel
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EAN: 9781101622988
ISBN: 978-1-101-62298-8
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Penguin Publishing Group
Genre: Erzählende Literatur
Anzahl Seiten: 384
Veröffentlichung: 31.10.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch
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