Distant Palaces: A Novel by Abilio Estévez

Distant Palaces: A Novel

byAbilio Estévez

Kobo ebook | December 3, 2011

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The exiled Cuban author of Thine Is the Kingdom brings to life the mysterious, broken down city of Havana on the eve of the new millennium.
Victorio, a lonely, middle-aged gay man, awakes to the news that the ancient Havana palace where he rents a tiny apartment is scheduled to be demolished, leaving him homeless. Wandering the streets in search of a new place to call his own, he meets two unusual people who are destined to change his life: Salma, a young prostitute, and Don Fuco, an eccentric old clown who brings both of them to live in his own refuge, an abandoned theater. In a city riddled with conflict and no longer tolerant of outcasts, the pair find solace in one another and in the dilapidated theater that shelters them, and a renewed joy in their collective abilities to entertain people with their clowning. But when the harsh realities of life intrude on their self-contained utopia, Victorio and Salma are forced back out into the streets, where they struggle to keep beauty and laughter alive.
“Havana’s ravishing decay has never been more beautifully rendered. This is a strange and wonderfully dreamy book.” —The Telegraph

Title:Distant Palaces: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 3, 2011Publisher:Skyhorse PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1628722363

ISBN - 13:9781628722369