War by Candlelight: Stories

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2006 Pages: 224 in Publisher: Harper Perennial In this collection Daniel Alarcon takes the reader from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that of a 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.

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Something is happening. Wars, both national and internal, are being waged in jungles, across borders, in the streets of Lima, in the intimacy of New York apartments. War by Candlelight is an exquisite collection of stories that carry the reader from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that divide nations and people -- a devastating portrait of a world in flux -- and Daniel Alarcon is an extraordinary new voice in literary fiction, one you will not soon forget.

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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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