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The Resource At night we walk in circles : a novel, Daniel Alarcon

At night we walk in circles : a novel, Daniel Alarcon

Label
At night we walk in circles : a novel
Title
At night we walk in circles
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Alarcon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 and moved to the United States, 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. "--
  • "A novel set in an unnamed South American country"--
Summary
Feeling unfulfilled in the wake of personal and professional setbacks, South American youth Nelson lands a starring role in a revival of a legendary play by his hero and confronts the realities of civil war while touring unfamiliar landscapes
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220585
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alarcón, Daniel
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actors
  • Life change events
  • Performing arts
  • Traveling theater
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
At night we walk in circles : a novel, Daniel Alarcon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846683314
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781594631719
Lccn
2013019446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846683314
Label
At night we walk in circles : a novel, Daniel Alarcon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846683314
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781594631719
Lccn
2013019446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846683314

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