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Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcón

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Norma lives in the capital of a war-torn South American country, and is host of a radio show which pays tribute to the country’s “disappeared”. She is not allowed to mention the war. Her husband Rey is among the missing, and her hopes of finding information escalates with the appearance of a boy named Victor who arrives from a village with a list of names to be read on air. This just happens to be the same village where Rey was last seen.

He Says:

This is a very good debut novel by an author who was born in Peru and lives in California. It is not an easy read as the author changes locations, time periods and narrators to tell the story of a couple and a country torn apart by war that is still feeling the effects ten years after the end.