This copy of "The King Is Always Above the People" has been SIGNED by Daniel Alarcon on the title page! It is also dated "11-3-17" and placed "NYC" as well. Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. Migration, Betrayal, Exiles, Family Secrets, Doomed Love. Uncertain Futures. In Daniel Alarcon's hands, these are transformed into deeply human, slyly political stories with high stakes. Richly drawn, full of unforgettable characters, "The King Is Always Above the People" reveals experiences both unsettling and unknown, and yet eerily familiar in this new world.