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Lost City Radio

(2007)
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A powerful and searing novel of three lives fractured by a civil war

For ten years, Norma has been the voice of consolation for a people broken by violence. She hosts Lost City Radio, the most popular program in their nameless South American country, gripped in the aftermath of war. Every week, the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios listen as she reads the names of those who have gone missing, those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed. Loved ones are reunited and the lost are found. Each week, she returns to the airwaves while hiding her own personal loss: her husband disappeared at the end of the war.

But the life she has become accustomed to is forever changed when a young boy arrives from the jungle and provides a clue to the fate of her long-missing husband.

Stunning, timely, and absolutely mesmerizing, Lost City Radio probes the deepest questions of war and its meaning: from its devastating impact on a society transformed by violence to the emotional scarring each participant, observer, and survivor carries for years after. This tender debut marks Alarcón's emergence as a major new voice in American fiction.

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"A gripping and tense political fable by one of the most exciting and ambitious writers to emerge in recent years." - Colm Tóibín


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Hardback Editions

January 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lost City Radio
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 0-06-059479-9 / 978-0-06-059479-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lost City Radio
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 0-00-720052-8 / 978-0-00-720052-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lost City Radio
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 0-06-059481-0 / 978-0-06-059481-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lost City Radio
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 0-00-720051-X / 978-0-00-720051-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lost City Radio: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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