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City of Clowns (Hardcover) (Daniel Alarcon & Sheila Alvarado)

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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.
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.
Number of Pages: 138
Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Daniel Alarcon & Sheila Alvarado
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 31170659
UPC: 9781594633331
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-2280
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