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Distant Palaces (Hardback)

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In his forst novel since the memorable 'Thine is the Kingdom' Abilio Estevez conjures up the melacholy beauty of contemporary Havana with passion and eloquence in a story about a trio of misfits. Victorio, a lonely, middle-aged homosexual, is about to be evicted from his room in a dilapidated mansion that is soon to be demolished. He quits his job, burns most of his possessions and becomes a vagrant. Wandering the streets of the city, he meets two people who are to change his life- Salma, a young prostitute, who befriends him, and Don Fuco, an elderly eccentric, who lives in a ruined theatre, where Victorio and Salma are invited to live, and who performs as a clown and a musician, bringing majic and exuberance into the pinched lives of his compatriots. Distant Palaces is a novel about human resiliance and joy in the face of crushing odds. It also confirms Abilio Estevez as one ofLatin America's most talented and inventive novelists.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 15/02/2004 ISBN-13: 9781843431787  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Abilio Est-vez was born in Havana in 1954 and lives in Spain. He is the author of plays, a collection of poems and a volume of short stories. His previous novel, Thine Is the Kingdom, has been translated into twelve languages and was published by Harvill.

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