The Lonely Hearts Club (Five Star Paperback)

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A night porter in a sleazy Barcelona hotel, the only thing the forty-year-old Antonio Castro has going for him is his resemblance to Frank Sinatra. Thinking he has nothing to lose, Antonio joins a lonely hearts club and into his life come a Perez Galdos widow, a dwarf poet, a gay barman. The Lonely Hearts Club is a novel of Barcelona. Its people and its places, the Ramblas, the Plaza Real, the Barrio Chino, are brought to life in a book that is outrageously funny but never loses sympathy with its characters.

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?This tough, funny story of low life in Barcelona manages to convey the immense charm of the city without once mentioning Gaud?. It veers between the sordid and the sentimental but, with a drunk?s luck, never skids into either hole? Independent ?It?s funny, dirty, sporadically grotesque and it?s set in Barcelona. What more do you want?? The Face

In the writing of this Barcelona writer, there is a vivacious intelligence which is rendered in a direct and popular language (Le Monde)

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Raul Nuñez was born in Buenos Aires and lived in Barcelona from 1975 until his death in 1988.

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Raúl Nuñez
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