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The house of impossible beauties : a novel

Author: Joseph Cassara; Christian Barillas
Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, New York, NY : Harper Audio, 2018. [2018]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : Unabridged.; Retail editionView all editions and formats
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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 BurningIt'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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Cassara, Joseph.
House of impossible beauties.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2018]
(OCoLC)1018479746
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Cassara; Christian Barillas
ISBN: 9780062797926 0062797921
OCLC Number: 1022266630
Performer(s): Read by Christian Barillas.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (15 hr., 43 min., 27 sec.))
Responsibility: Joseph Cassara.

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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 BurningIt'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.

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