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Fulgencio Argüelles

The Blue Palace of the Blegian Engineers

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Acantilado

December 2003

320 pages

Narrative, Novel

Original Title: El palacio azul de los ingenieros belgas

One day in September 1927, Nalo began to work at the blue palace of the Belgian engineers as an apprentice gardener. Spring and revolutions reached the palace before they arrived anywhere else, initiating the young man into friendship and love, understanding and analysis. Through the tender gaze of his insightful narrator, Fulgencio Argüelles presents the personal and historic upheavals of the people who lived and worked in the blue palace, while also shaping a private world that moves beyond the personal and into the universal sphere.

Prizes

Winner of the 2003 Café Gijón Prize for the Best Novel in Asturian Literature for the past forty years

Praises

«A novel that will disappoint very few readers».
El Periódico

«A splendid, intense novel».
El País

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Acantilado

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1 pages

Narrative, Novel