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The King is Always Above the People

(2016)
A collection of stories by

 
A slyly political collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys, from the award-winning author of War by Candlelight and At Night We Walk in Circles.

Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets. Doomed love. Uncertain futures. In Daniel Alarcon's hands, these are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes. In "The Thousands," people are on the move and forging new paths; hope and heartbreak abound. A man deals with the fallout of his blind relatives' mysterious deaths and his father's mental breakdown and incarceration in "The Bridge." A gang member discovers a way to forgiveness and redemption through the haze of violence and trauma in "The Ballad of Rocky Rontal." And in the tour de force novella, "The Auroras", a man severs himself from his old life and seeks to make a new one in a new city, only to find himself seduced and controlled by a powerful woman. Richly drawn, full of unforgettable characters, The King is Always Above the People reveals experiences both unsettling and unknown, and yet eerily familiar in this new world.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The King Is Always Above the People: Stories
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 1-59463-172-7 / 978-1-59463-172-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
Title: The King is Always Above the People
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 0-00-751736-X / 978-0-00-751736-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: King Is Always Above People Pb
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 0-00-751738-6 / 978-0-00-751738-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The King Is Always Above the People
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2017 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The King is Always Above the People
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


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