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Title:Lost City Radio
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Publisher:Harper
ISBN:0060594799
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Number of Pages:272
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels

Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcón

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Lost City Radio 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 i Lost City Radio i 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 i Lost City Radio i 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 Alarc n s emergence as a major new voice in American fiction

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