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City of Clowns

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Published by Riverhead Books on 2015-11-03
Hardcover: $22.95
FICTION / Graphic Novels, FICTION / Literary


A gorgeously rendered graphic novel of Daniel Alarcón’s story City of Clowns.

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 Alarcón 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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ASIN: 1594633339
ISBN: 9781594633331
EAN: 9781594633331

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CITY OF CLOWNS

CITY OF CLOWNS R i v e r h e a d B o o k s N e w Y o r k 2 0 1 5 Daniel Alarc'n ? Sheila Alvarado

riverhead books an imprint of Penguin random house LLC 375 hudson street New York, New York 10014 Copyright ? 2015 by daniel alarc'n. danielalarcon.org Text ? 2015 by daniel alarc'n. based on the story 'City of Clowns,' published in War by Candlelight (harperCollins, 2005) art ? 2015 by sheila alvarado. sheilaalvarado.pe spanish-language edition, Ciudad de payasos (alfaguara, 2010), text ? by daniel alarc'n, art ? by sheila alvarado Penguin supports copyright. Copyright fuels creativity, encourages diverse voices, promotes free speech, and creates a vibrant culture. Thank you for buying an authorized edition of this book and for complying with copyright laws by not reproducing, scanning, or distributing any part of it in any form without permission. You are supporting writers and allowing Penguin to continue to publish books for'every reader. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication data alarc'n, daniel, date. [Ciudad de payasos. english] City of clowns / daniel alarc'n, sheila alvarado. p. cm. isbN 978-1-59463-333-1 1. Journalists'Comic books, strips, etc. 2. Lima (Peru)'Comic books, strips, etc. 3. Graphic novels. i. alvarado, sheila, illustrator. ii. Title. PN6790.P43a43313 2015 2015013506 741.5'985'dc23 Printed in the United states of america 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 Book design by Alvaro Villanueva / Bookish Design This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the authors? imaginations or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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