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Alarcon, Daniel. AT NIGHT WE WALK IN CIRCLES. New York City, NY: Riverhead Books, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 375 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Daniel Alarcon's "At Night We Walk In Circles". "A breathtaking, suspenseful story of one man's obsessive search to find the truth about another man's downfall. Nelson's life is not turning out the way he had hoped. His girlfriend is sleeping with another man, his brother has left their South American country, leaving Nelson to care for their widowed mother. His acting career can't seem to get off the ground. Until he lands a starring role in a touring revival of 'The Idiot President', a legendary play by Nelson's hero, Henry Nunez, leader of the storied guerrilla theater troupe Diciembre. And that's when the real trouble begins. The tour takes Nelson out of the shelter of the city and across a landscape he's never seen, which still bears the scars of the civil war. With each performance, Nelson grows closer to his fellow actors, becoming hopelessly entangled in their complicated lives until, during one memorable performance, a long-buried betrayal surfaces to force the troupe into chaos. Nelson's fate is slowly revealed through the investigation of the narrator, a young man obsessed with Nelson's story, and perhaps closer to it than he lets on. In sharp, vivid, and beautiful prose, Alarcon delivers a compulsively readable narrative and a provocative meditation on fate, identity, and the large consequences that can result from even our smallest choices" (Publisher's blurb). "One of the most exciting and ambitious writers to emerge in recent years" (Colm Toibin). An absolute "must-have" title for Daniel Alarcon collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed (in black pen) on the title page by Daniel Alarcon. He also drew a symbolic, narrative-pertinent screen around the title itself (in blue pen). It is signed and drawn directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Chicago Humanities Festival 2015 Souvenir Program during which event his signature was obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing with drawing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DANIEL ALARCON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1594631719. $70.00

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