Distant Palaces

Distant Palaces

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On the eve of the new millenium, Victorio, a lonely, middle-aged gay man, wakes up one day to the news that the ancient manor where he occupies a tiny apartment is scheduled to be demolished, making him homeless. He sets out on a Ulyssean journey, wandering the streets in search of a place to call his own. Before long he meets two unusual people who are destined to change his life: Salma, a young prostitute in trouble, 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 misfits, the trio find solace in one another and in the dilapidated theater that shelters them, as well as joy in their growing ability to entertain people with their clowning. But the harsh realities of existence intrude on their self-contained utopia, forcing Victorio and Salma back into the chaotic streets, where they struggle to keep beauty and laughter alive.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 163 x 242 x 26mm | 562g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1559707003
  • 9781559707008

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30 ratings
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