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The house of impossible beauties / Joseph Cassara.

The house of impossible beauties / Joseph Cassara.
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ISBN 9781786073150 (paperback)
9781786073143 (hardback)
Author Cassara, Joseph author.
Title The house of impossible beauties / Joseph Cassara.
Publisher/Date London : Oneworld Publications, 2018.
Pagination etc. 400 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note 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.
Subject Gay youth -- Fiction
Transgender people -- Fiction
Nineteen eighties -- Fiction
Nineteen nineties -- Fiction
Hispanic Americans -- Fiction
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Shelf Location F CASS
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