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The house of impossible beauties
The house of impossible beauties
Cassara, Joseph2018
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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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London : Oneworld Publications, 2018.©2018
Collation:
400 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781786073143 (hardback)9781786073150 (paperback)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressAdult FictionCASSIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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