Distant Palaces

Author: Abilio Estevez
Publisher: Vintage
Category: Contemporary Fiction
Book Format: Paperback

Abilio Estevez conjures up the melancholy beauty of contemporary Havana with passion and eloquence in this story about a trio of misfits. When Victorio leams that his home is about to be demolished he leaves his job, bums his possessions and takes to the streets. Wandering the city, he meets two people who change his life- Salma, a young prostitute, and Don Fuco, an enigmatic old man who performs as a clown. In the ruins of an old theatre, Don Fuco initiates his new friends into the secrets of poetry and theatre, bringing beauty, magic and exuberance into the pinched lives of Havana's citizens.Distant Palaces is a novel about human resilience and joy in the face of crushing odds. It confirms Abilio Estevez as one of Latin America's most talented and inventive novelists.

About Abilio Estevez
Abilio Estevez 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.


SKU BK-9780099468660
Barcode # 9780099468660
Brand Vintage
Artist / Author Abilio Estevez
Shipping Weight 0.4000kg
Shipping Width 12.900m
Shipping Height 1.900m
Shipping Length 19.800m

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