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Lost City Radio: A Novel



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Author
Alarcon, Daniel
Descriptors
Civil War
Missing Persons
Political Corruption
Radio
Terrorism
Violence
Location/Setting:
South America
Time Period:
21st Century
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Summary
In a South American country ten years after a civil war, Norma reads the names of the missing on her radio show while millions of listeners tune in, hoping to hear the name of a loved one. Victor, a young boy, travels from the jungle with a new list of names, among them Norma's husband Rey, a scientist turned insurgent. In a series of flashbacks we learn about Rey's transformation, Norma's memories of love and loss and Victor's young life, shaped by the war's violence and senselessness.
Critique
A riveting story of the aftermath of a devastating civil war, written with detailed imagery and focusing on the effects of the war on individual lives. The characters are deftly drawn and the setting and events are rendered with a frightening ambience. Highly recommended.
ISBN
9780060594794
  iBistro
# of Pages
272
Published
2007
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Reviewer's Initials: DO


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