War by Candlelight: Stories

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HarperCollins, Mar 29, 2005 - Fiction - 189 pages
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Something is happening around the globe: mass movements of peoples, dislocations of language and culture in the wake of war and economic crises -- simply put, our world is changing.

In this exquisite collection, Daniel Alarcón takes the reader from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that divide nations and people. Wars, both national and internal, are waged in jungles, across borders, in the streets of Lima, in the intimacy of New York apartments. These are lives at the margins of the globalized and not-yet-globalized worlds, the stories of those who shuttle between them and never quite feel at home in the cities where they were born: an unrepentant terrorist remembers where it all began, a would-be emigrant contemplates the ramifications of leaving and never coming back, a reporter turns in his pad and pencil for the inglorious costume of a street clown.

War by Candlelight is a devastating portrait ofa world in flux, and Daniel Alarcón is an extraordinary new voice in literary fiction, one you will not soon forget.

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Alarcón's prose is simple and clear. - Goodreads
It's not just the writing that is excellent. - Goodreads
... this writer is def thoughtful, angry talent. - Goodreads
In others, the prose begs for less. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Gerard Tarpey - Goodreads

The nine short tales in this terrific collection each stand tall on their own, are easy to read and enjoy, and impossible to put down. Simply put, they grab you at the opening sentence and refuse to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robbie Bruens - Goodreads

“I have the same attitude toward a plot of the usual type as a dentist to teeth.” - Viktor Shklovsky. Daniel Alarcón opened the class he taught at Cal that I was lucky enough to be a part of with that ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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.

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