City of Clowns

City of Clowns

Graphic Novel - 2015
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"A gorgeously rendered graphic novel of Daniel Alarcon's story City of Clowns. Oscar "Chino" Uribe is a young Peruvian journalist for a local tabloid paper. After the recent death of his philandering father, he must confront the idea of his father's other family, and how much of his own identity has been shaped by his father's murky morals. At the same time, he begins to chronicle the life of street clowns, sad characters who populate the violent and corrupt city streets of Lima, and is drawn into their haunting, fantastical world. This remarkably affecting story by Daniel Alarcon was included in his acclaimed first book, War by Candlelight, and now, in collaboration with artist Sheila Alvarado, it takes on a new, thrilling form. This graphic novel, with its short punches of action and images, its stark contrasts between light and dark, truth and fiction, perfectly corresponds to the tone of Chino's story. With the city of Lima as a character, and the bold visual language from the story, City of Clowns is moving, menacing, and brilliantly vivid"--
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781594633331
1594633339
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC Alarcon Daniel
Characteristics: 138 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Alvarado, Sheila - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Ciudad de payasos

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Illustrator Sheila Alvarado lends visual brilliance to Alarcon's affecting tale of a tabloid reporter coming to terms with his father's second family while writiting about street clowns in Peru.


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ArapahoeStaff12 Jul 21, 2017

A vivid telling of life in Peru in the 1980s. After a journalist father dies, he learns about his secret life all the while doing a report on the clowns of the capital city of Lima. A deeply personal story with wonderful illustrations.

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