The House of Impossible Beauties

The House of Impossible Beauties
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  • Published Date: 2018-02-06
  • Weight: 0.612 Kg
  • Reading Level: General (US: Trade)
  • Book Type: General & Literary Fiction

"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""--

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US Warehouse 1  US 1 74 3rd March 2018 (Sat)
US Warehouse 2  US 2 176 10th March 2018 (Sat)
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" [An] exceptional debut...The book's social truth is unsettling, its dialog deft, its characterization affecting, and its language both gritty and luscious."--Library Journal "Fierce, tender, and heartbreaking."--Kirkus "Passionate...empathetic and vibrant."--Entertainment Weekly "It's impossible to not feel utterly transported, to feel the hum of the music in your cells, to vibrate with the energy of the time and place, with all its attendant exhilarating highs and devastating lows."--Nylon Magazine "Cassaras's propulsive and profound first novel, finding one's home in the world--particularly in a subculture plagued by fear and intolerance from society--comes with tragedy as well as extraordinary personal freedom."--Esquire "A heartbreaking novel that burns brightly."--Buzzfeed "Cassara's propulsive and profound first novel, finding one's home in the world--particularly in a subculture plagued by fear and intolerance from society--comes with tragedy as well as extraordinary personal freedom."--Esquire "Underneath the grime and glitter, The House of Impossible Beauties is quietly about necessity and defiance, about love and death, about characters who ache to be alive and seen in a world that mirrors back nothing but rejection and violence."--Nami Mun, author of Miles From Nowhere "Fierce, tender, and heartbreaking."--Kirkus Reviews "Joy and loss clutch hands in The House of Impossible Beauties. It is a tragic book, a lyrical book, a defiant book, and ultimately a loving book. The heroines and heroes hold fast to love and Cassara clearly has deep love for every character who struts across these pages."--Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You "Cassara has done a superb job of reimagining a world that will be foreign and even exotic to many readers, while creating fully developed characters to populate it. The tone is singularly apposite....A compassionate story, which is altogether moving and unforgettable."--Booklist (starred review) "A marvelously serious, deep, artful, humane read. I'm really knocked out by this...[Cassara] managed to put actual, living, breathing human beings on the page....There's so much downright gorgeous prose here, so many beautifully and precisely observed images, subjects, emotions. Beautiful because true."--Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers "Exceptional...The writing is erotically luscious, lyrically intense, forthrightly in your face, and pitch-perfect in the dialog, and the suspense comes from wondering what's going to happen to these people...A grittily gorgeous work for readers who don't go for cozies."--Library Journal (starred review)

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