Don Gustavo is a much more prosperous friend and colleague of Mr. Sempere. He takes an early interest in Daniel, allows him the run of his house and library, and swoops in to help him when he’s in over his head with Fumero. Don Gustavo is a more powerful and well-connected father figure than Daniel’s own father, but it’s important that Daniel doesn’t embrace these advantages entirely, remaining loyal to his humble origins and the man who raised him.
Gustavo Barceló Character Timeline in The Shadow of the Wind
The timeline below shows where the character Gustavo Barceló appears in The Shadow of the Wind. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Days of Ashes: Chapter 1
Days of Ashes: Chapter 2
Days of Ashes: Chapter 4
Days of Ashes: Chapter 5
Days of Ashes: Chapter 6
...the sinister stranger. That afternoon, he puts on his Sunday clothes and walks to the Barceló house, where he’s greeted by the kind maid, Bernarda. The apartment seems palatial compared to... (full context)
...she was alone in the street, a stranger approached her and started asking questions about Barceló and Daniel. When she touched his face, it felt like a leather mask. Daniel doesn’t... (full context)
An Empty Plate: Chapter 7
City of Shadows: Chapter 32
City of Shadows: Chapter 33
City of Shadows: Chapter 39
Nuria Monfort: Chapter 13
...up in the hospital to find Mr. Sempere, Bea, and Fermín standing guard over him. Barceló, Clara, Tomás, Bernarda, and their neighbors arrive soon after. Mr. Sempere has brought Daniel’s fountain... (full context)