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Description - Distant Palaces by Abilio Estevez

In his first novel since the memorable Thine Is the Kingdom, Abilio Est-vez conjures up the melancholy 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 magic and exuberance into the pinched lives of his compatriots. Distant Palaces is a novel about human resilience and joy in the face of crushing odds. It also confirms Abilio Est-vez as one of Latin America's most talented and inventive novelists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099468660
ISBN-10: 0099468662
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Abilio Estevez

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.

Books By Abilio Estevez

Distant Palaces by Abilio Estevez
Paperback, April 2004