At Night We Walk in Circles (Compact Disc)

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"Daniel Alarcon is a genius. I'll bet
he's on the MacArthur Foundation short list, already a New Yorker 20
Under 40 and a Pen/Hemingway Award winner. His new novel At Night We Walk in Circles
took my breath away with the beauty of his prose and the incredible
depth of his characters, most remarkably the young actor Nelson. 
Set in an unnamed South American country years after a protracted civil war has ended.  At Night We Walk in Circles
chronicles the life and dark fate of Nelson, a bright and promising
young man who joins a small guerrilla theater group. Nelson and its two
original founders, one of whom, Henry, playwright and leading man, is a
psychically battle-scarred casualty of the political conflict, bring
their play, The Idiot President to villages in the countryside and
mountains, looking for escape, renewal, and perhaps redemption. The
village that is the troupe's final destination holds deep secrets, and
an innocent and kind act results in a shocking outcome. Unbelievably
brilliant." ~Cathy Langer

— Cathy is the lead book buyer for the Tattered Cover stores

December 2013 Indie Next List


“Set in an unnamed South American country years after a protracted civil war has ended, At Night We Walk in Circles chronicles the life and dark fate of Nelson, a bright and promising young man who joins a small guerrilla theatre group. Nelson and the group's two founders, one of whom is a psychically battle-scarred casualty of the political conflict, bring their play, The Idiot President, to villages in the countryside and mountains, looking for escape, renewal, and perhaps redemption. The village that is the troupe's final destination holds deep secrets, and an innocent and kind act results in a shocking outcome. Alarcon is a genius, and this novel is a work of brilliance.”
— Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO

About the Author


Daniel Alarcon's debut story collection, War by Candlelight, was a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award. He has received a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and has been named by Granta magazine one of the Best American Novelists under thirty-five. He is the associate editor of Etiqueta Negra, an award-winning monthly magazine published in his native Lima, Peru. He lives in Oakland, California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781482931013
ISBN-10: 148293101X
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: October 31st, 2013
Language: English