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War by Candlelight

(2005)
A collection of stories by

 

"Daniel Alarcón's stories are one of the reasons we go to storytellers -- they present worlds we have only imagined or heard about in less truthful and poetic ways. And Mr. Alarcón, like the best storytellers, reveals to us that the world we have secreted in our hearts spins in a bigger universe with other hearts just as good and just as bad as our own. Long before you come to the poignant words, "I come see you, but instead meet your absence," you will know what I mean.""
Edward P Jones


"Reader beware: each of the slim tales in War by Candlelight starts off innocently enough, but invariably explodes with the fatal power of a grenade or the sudden, magnificent blossoming of a flower. Daniel Alarcón is a storyteller whose wisdom outpaces his youth, and whose talent is already ablaze."
Z Z Packer


Something is happening. Wars, both national and internal, are being waged in jungles, across borders, in the streets of Lima, in the intimacy of New York apartments. War by Candlelight is an exquisite collection of stories that carry the reader from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that divide nations and people -- a devastating portrait of a world in flux -- and Daniel Alarcón is an extraordinary new voice in literary fiction, one you will not soon forget.

 
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Used availability for Daniel Alarcon's War by Candlelight


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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: War by Candlelight: Stories
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 1-4352-9473-4 / 978-1-4352-9473-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-29
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April 2005 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: War by Candlelight
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 0-00-718515-4 / 978-0-00-718515-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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March 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: War by Candlelight: Stories
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 0-06-059478-0 / 978-0-06-059478-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: War by Candlelight
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 0-00-719673-3 / 978-0-00-719673-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: War by Candlelight: Stories
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
ISBN: 0-06-059480-2 / 978-0-06-059480-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: War by Candlelight: Stories
Author(s): Daniel Alarcon
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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