War by Candlelight

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Harper Perennial, 2006 - Latin America - 189 pages
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Daniel Alarc n is a brilliant new voice in literary fiction. War by Candlelight is a beautiful, vital and luminous first collection. Something is happening around the globe: the mass movement 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 Alarc n takes the reader from Third World urban centres to the fault lines that divide nations and people, personalising the shifting realities of our own contemporary world. These nine stories examine the lives of various characters in transition - from unrepentant terrorists to immigrants wrestling with the idea of never returning home - men and women never entirely free of the convulsive conditions that define their lives. Wars, both national and internal, are waged in jungles, across borders, in the streets of Lima, in the intimacy of New York apartments.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Nine diverse stories show this Peruvian-American newcomer's passionate involvement with his material.Whether it's a deadly landslide, a no-holds-barred neighborhood turf war, or a guerrilla war ... Read full review

Alarcon is now one of my favorite writers

User Review  - musiclover2 - Overstock.com

Alarcon is a wonderful writer and before I finished this book I had ordered his book of short stories. And now Ive started passing this book around among my friends and family. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Daniel Alarc n was born in Lima, Peru, in 1977 and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. This is his first collection and he is presently working on a novel.

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