Synopses & Reviews
"The singles scene of Barcelona's lonely low life. Sweet and seedy."-Elle
"An expertly constructed parable of human loneliness, brilliantly disguised as an extremely funny book."-Philadelphia Inquirer
"It's funny, dirty, sporadically grotesque and set in Barcelona. What more do you want?"-The Face
A night porter in a sleazy Barcelona hotel, the only thing the 40-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 Prez Galds 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.
With its punchy language and outrageous surprises, Nuñezs work will appeal to all fans of the manic campery of Almodóvars filmsPatrick Gale
This tough and funny story of low life in Barcelona manages to convey the immense charm of that city without once mentioning Gaudi. It veers between the sordid and the sentimental but, with a drunks luck, never skids into either hole... a story of striking freshness Independent
As a night porter in a sleazy Barcelona hotel, the only thing 40-year-old Antonio has going for him is his resemblance to Frank Sinatra. Thinking that he has nothing to lose, he joins a lonely hearts club and into his life come a lonely widow, a dwarf poet and a gay barman.
B format edition of this sweet and seedy tale of the low-lifes of Barcelona, from an Argentinian novelist who has been described as "the literary equivalent of Pedro Almodovar". An earthy colourful novel, full of linguistic surprises and redolent of both the graceful and shady sides of the Catalonian capital.
About the Author
Raul Nuñez was born in Buenos Aires and lived in Barcelona from 1975 until his death in 1988.