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At Night We Walk in Circles

By Daniel Alarcón, 1977-

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The breakout book from a prizewinning young writer: a breathtaking, suspenseful story of 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.

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, Alarcón 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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2013

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9781594631719


Format: Book
Author: Alarcón, Daniel, 1977-
Summary: "A novel set in an unnamed South American country"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: At night we walk in circles / Daniel Alarcon.
Publisher Date: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) , 2013.
Subject: Actors -- Fiction Life change events -- Fiction Performing arts -- Fiction. Traveling theater -- South America -- Fiction. FICTION / Literary. FICTION / General
Isbn: 9781594631719 (hbk.) 1594631719 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Alarcon
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Bib Id: 456039

Format: Book
Author: Alarcón, Daniel, 1977-
Summary: "A novel set in an unnamed South American country"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: At night we walk in circles / Daniel Alarcon.
Publisher, Date: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) , 2013.
Description: 374 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Actors -- Fiction
Subjects: Life change events -- Fiction
Subjects: Performing arts -- Fiction.
Subjects: Traveling theater -- South America -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / Literary.
Subjects: FICTION / General
Notes: "A novel" --Cover.
LCCN: 2013019446
ISBN: 9781594631719 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1594631719 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Alarcon