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The house of impossible beauties / Joseph Cassara.

Cassara, Joseph, (author.).

Available copies

  • 7 of 13 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Houston Public Library.

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Houston Public Library F CAS (Text) 35150001710518 New Books Volume hold Available -
Burns Lake Public Library AF CAS (Text) 35198000651068 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Creston Public Library FIC CAS (Text) 35140100033755 New Books Display Volume hold Available -
Fernie Heritage Library FIC CAS (Text) 35136000536350 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 04/05/2018
Invermere Public Library FIC CAS (Text) IPL054343 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 04/03/2018
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Mackenzie Public Library CAS (Text) 35192000311575 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Nelson Public Library F CAS (Text) 3514830027905 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 03/22/2018
Terrace Public Library CAS (Text) 35151001059476 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062676979 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 400 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ’90s, inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning. It’s 1980 in New York City, and nowhere is the city’s glamour and energy better reflected than in the burgeoning Harlem ball scene, where seventeen-year-old Angel first comes into her own. Burned by her traumatic past, Angel is new to the drag world, new to ball culture, and has a yearning inside of her to help create family for those without. When she falls in love with Hector, a beautiful young man who dreams of becoming a professional dancer, the two decide to form the House of Xtravaganza, the first-ever all-Latino house in the Harlem ball circuit. But when Hector dies of AIDS-related complications, Angel must bear the responsibility of tending to their house alone. As mother of the house, Angel recruits Venus, a whip-fast trans girl who dreams of finding a rich man to take care of her; Juanito, a quiet boy who loves fabrics and design; and Daniel, a butch queen who accidentally saves Venus’s life. The Xtravaganzas must learn to navigate sex work, addiction, and persistent abuse, leaning on each other as bulwarks against a world that resists them. All are ambitious, resilient, and determined to control their own fates, even as they hurtle toward devastating consequences. Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, The House of Impossible Beauties is a tragic story of love, family, and the dynamism of the human spirit." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gay youth > Fiction.
Transgender people > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.

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