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The Resource The house of impossible beauties : a novel, Joseph Cassara

The house of impossible beauties : a novel, Joseph Cassara

Label
The house of impossible beauties : a novel
Title
The house of impossible beauties
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Cassara
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Author
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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 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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TEFOD
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Cassara, Joseph
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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LC call number
PS3603.A86822
LC item number
H68 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Christian Barillas
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Barillas, Christian
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  • Gay youth
  • Transgender people
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Gay youth
  • Transgender people
  • New York (State)
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The house of impossible beauties : a novel, Joseph Cassara
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
  • Unabridged.
  • Retail edition.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (15 hr., 43 min., 27 sec.))
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online
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Isbn
9780062797926
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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34585AA8-D4B3-4F1D-A361-A0F06E6862D3
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  • on1022266630
  • (OCoLC)1022266630
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Label
The house of impossible beauties : a novel, Joseph Cassara
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
  • Unabridged.
  • Retail edition.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (15 hr., 43 min., 27 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062797926
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
34585AA8-D4B3-4F1D-A361-A0F06E6862D3
System control number
  • on1022266630
  • (OCoLC)1022266630
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not applicable
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