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The Resource City of clowns, Daniel Alarcón, Sheila Alvarado

City of clowns, Daniel Alarcón, Sheila Alvarado

Label
City of clowns
Title
City of clowns
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Alarcón, Sheila Alvarado
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alarcón, Daniel
Dewey number
741.5/985
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6790.P43
LC item number
A43313 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Alvarado, Sheila
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Lima (Peru)
  • Graphic novel
Label
City of clowns, Daniel Alarcón, Sheila Alvarado
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9781594633331
Lccn
2015013506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • sky274493231
  • (OCoLC)904421446
  • 917178
Label
City of clowns, Daniel Alarcón, Sheila Alvarado
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9781594633331
Lccn
2015013506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • sky274493231
  • (OCoLC)904421446
  • 917178

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