The House of Impossible Beauties

'Equal parts attitude, intelligence and eyeliner.' - Marlon James

Joseph Cassara

(author)

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A gritty and gorgeous debut inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning
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<p><strong>NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 </strong><strong>BY </strong><em><strong>Buzzfeed </strong></em><strong><em>* Esquire * Bustle * The Millions * The Wall Street Journal * Entertainment Weekly * Nylon * Elle * Dazed * The Irish Times</em></strong></p> <p><strong>'Cassara has written a heartbreaking tale of gay men struggling to survive in a world of clubbing and drugs. It is also an unexpected love story.'</strong> <strong>Graham Norton, Top Five Reads of 2018</strong></p> <p><strong>'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.' </strong><em><strong>Esquire</strong></em></p> <p><strong>A gritty and gorgeous debut inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary <em>Paris Is Burning</em></strong></p> <p><strong>New York City, 1980</strong></p> <p>Nowhere is the city's glamour and energy better reflected than in the burgeoning Harlem dance scene. </p> <p><strong>Angel</strong></p> <p>Just seventeen years old and burnt by her traumatic past, she wants to create a family for those without.</p> <p><strong>Hector</strong></p> <p>When Angel falls in love with him, the two decide to set up the House of Xtravaganza, the first ever all-Latino house on the dance circuit. </p> <p><strong>The Xtravaganzas</strong></p> <p>They are joined by Venus, Juanito and Daniel, all with their own devastating stories to tell, each determined to survive.</p> <p>Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, <em>The House of Impossible Beauties</em> is a gritty and gorgeous debut - a tragic story of love, family, and the dynamism of the human spirit.</p>
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Book publisherOneworld Publications
Publication date1 Feb 2018
FormatHardback
Pages416
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