At Night We Walk in Circles

At Night We Walk in Circles

A Novel

Format
Ebook
Price
$9.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101622988
  • 384 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult

Overview

NPR “Best Books of 2013”
BookPage Best Books of 2013
Bookriot “Best Books of 2013”
San Francisco Chronicle Favorite Books of 2013: Francisco Goldman
Flavorwire 15 Favorite Novels of 2013


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.
At Night We Walk in Circles

At Night We Walk in Circles

Daniel Alarcón

Praise

Praise for At Night We Walk in Circles

“Wise and engaging . . . [a] layered, gorgeously nuanced work.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Consistently compelling . . . Alarcón’s smoothly polished prose [is] flecked with wit and surprisingly epigraphic phrases . . . with lines that knock the wind out of you.”
The Washington Post

“Outstanding . . . a work that creates a multilayered world and invites you to enter it.”
Los Angeles Times

“Masterful . . . a sterling novel . . . brave, thoughtful and astute . . . elegant in its construction, it feels perfectly suited to bring Alarcón’s tremendous talent to a wider audience.”
The Miami Herald 

“Compelling . . . an intellectual puzzle.”
The Boston Globe 

Extras

Book Website
Facebook

NEWSROOM

4/3/14

Daniel Alarcon’s At Night We Walk in Circles (Riverhead) is a California Book Awards Finalist in the Non-Fiction Category.Since 1931, the California Book Awards have strived to annually recognize… Read more >

promo_SHOP
promo_EditorsDesk
promo_StaffPicks
promo_FirsttoRead_Small