Hotel Damasco is, by length and rhythm, a novella. It received the Concello de Vilalba award. As many other stories by Xavier Alcalá, it belongs to the Argentine cycle of his work. Yet again, the author returns to the epic of emigration; this time the reader travels from a village in the snow-touched mountains of Galicia to the icy magnificence of the Patagonian Andes. Distant landscapes, different moments in time, distinct characters with their own interpretation of life are the ingredients of this mystery book. An inquisitive undergraduate will find the solution to the mystery by submerging in the life stories of the immigrants, and through his research will come to know of their heroicity, and of their loves and sins.