City of Clowns
City of Clowns
Illustrated by Sheila Alvarado

A gorgeously rendered graphic novel of Daniel Alarcón'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 Alarcón 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

Title City of Clowns
Author Daniel Alarcón
Illustrated by Sheila Alvarado
Publisher Riverhead Books
Title First Published 03 November 2015
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 144 p.
ISBN-10 1594633339
ISBN-13 9781594633331
Publication Date 03 November 2015
Main content page count 144
Weight 32 oz.

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