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The house of impossible beauties, Joseph Cassara

Label
The house of impossible beauties
Title
The house of impossible beauties
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Cassara
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 80s and 90s, inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary "Paris is Burning""--
  • 1980, New York City. 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 tend to their house alone. She 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 lean on each other as bulwarks against a world that resists them
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cassara, Joseph
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A86822
LC item number
H68 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay youth
  • Transgender people
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Transgender people
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Gay youth
  • Transgender people
  • New York (State)
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Nineteen nineties
Label
The house of impossible beauties, Joseph Cassara
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986952015
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780062676979
Lccn
2017021665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062676979
  • (OCoLC)986952015
Label
The house of impossible beauties, Joseph Cassara
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986952015
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780062676979
Lccn
2017021665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062676979
  • (OCoLC)986952015

Library Locations

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