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City of Clowns
by Daniel Alarcon and Sheila Alvarado


Overview - A gorgeously rendered graphic novel of Daniel Alarcon's story City of Clowns . From the author of The King Is Always Above the People , which was longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction.

Oscar "Chino" Uribe is a young Peruvian journalist for a local tabloid paper.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A gorgeously rendered graphic novel of Daniel Alarcon's story City of Clowns. From the author of The King Is Always Above the People, which was longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction.

Oscar "Chino" Uribe is a young Peruvian journalist for a local tabloid paper. After the recent death of his philandering father, he must confront the idea of his father's other family, and how much of his own identity has been shaped by his father's murky morals. At the same time, he begins to chronicle the life of street clowns, sad characters who populate the violent and corrupt city streets of Lima, and is drawn into their haunting, fantastical world.

This remarkably affecting story by Daniel Alarcon was included in his acclaimed first book, War by Candlelight, and now, in collaboration with artist Sheila Alvarado, it takes on a new, thrilling form. This graphic novel, with its short punches of action and images, its stark contrasts between light and dark, truth and fiction, perfectly corresponds to the tone of Chino's story. With the city of Lima as a character, and the bold visual language from the story, City of Clowns is moving, menacing, and brilliantly vivid.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594633331
  • ISBN-10: 1594633339
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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