Lost City Radio: A Novel

Paperback | February 5, 2008

byDaniel Alarcon

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For ten years, Norma has been the on-air voice of consolation and hope for the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios—a people broken by war's violence. As the host of Lost City Radio, she reads the names of those who have disappeared—those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed. Through her efforts lovers are reunited and the lost are found. But in the aftermath of the decadelong bloody civil conflict, her own life is about to forever change—thanks to the arrival of a young boy from the jungle who provides a cryptic clue to the fate of Norma's vanished husband.

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For ten years, Norma has been the on-air voice of consolation and hope for the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios—a people broken by war's violence. As the host of Lost City Radio, she reads the names of those who have disappeared—those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed. Through her efforts lovers are ...

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 byGrantamagazine one of the Best American Novelists under thirty-five. He is the associate editor ofEtiqueta Negra, an aw...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:February 5, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060594810

ISBN - 13:9780060594817

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“[A] thoughtful, engaging first novel ...With the publication of Lost City Radio, Alarcón is off and running.”