The Resource The house of impossible beauties, Joseph Cassara

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
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
Summary
A first novel, inspired by the House of Xtravaganza made famous in the documentary, Paris Is Burning, follows a cast of gay and transgender kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and 1990s
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619915
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cassara, Joseph
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay youth
  • Transgender people
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781786073150
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781786073150
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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