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The house of impossible beauties / Joseph Cassara.

Cassara, Joseph, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fort Nelson Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Fort Nelson Public Library FIC CAS (Text) 35246000969244 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062676993
  • Physical Description: 397 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Ecco Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
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 one another 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.
Subject: Gay youth > Fiction.
Transgender people > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.

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