Lost City Radio: A Novel (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…


“…Alarcón’s novel eloquently fuses passion, violence, and societal trepidation at offending the ruling party. Grade: A-”

“Alarcón has mapped a whole nation and given its war-torn history real depth--an impressive feat.”

“[An] ambitious first novel...Alarcon’s successfully and nimbly handled portrayal of war’s lingering consequences.”

“The idea of remembering - and its dangers - permeates the book...powerful and ambitious.”

“Alarcon writes about subterfuge, lies, and the arbitrary recreation of history with a masterful clarity.”

“...one of the most exciting and ambitious writers to emerge in recent years.”

“Alarcon’s prose is quick and beautiful. This is a first novel that needs to be read.”

“[A] thoughtful, engaging first novel ...With the publication of Lost City Radio, Alarcón is off and running.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060594817
ISBN-10: 0060594810
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: February 5th, 2008
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: P.S.