At Night We Walk in Circles (Compact Disc)

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Staff Reviews

While on tour as part of a post-revolutionary revived guerilla theater company, the lives of three men (two old and one young and naive) unfold and unravel.  Alarcon makes clever use of his mysterious narrator and his language and phrasing can be so perfect it hurts!

— Tanya at Books Inc. in Palo Alto

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.

Armando Duran has appeared in films, television, and regional theaters throughout the West Coast. For the last decade he has been a member of the resident acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2009 he was named by "AudioFile "asBest Voice in Biography and History for his narration of "Che Guevara".A native Californian, he divides his time between Los Angeles and Ashland, Oregon.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781482931013
ISBN-10: 148293101X
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: October 31st, 2013
Language: English