The house of impossible beauties
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New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018].
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First edition.
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400 pages ; 24 cm
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Central Kansas Library System - CKLS Rotating BooksRB Fiction CASOn Shelf
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English
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9780062676979, 0062676970

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"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""--,Provided by publisher.
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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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Cassara, J. (2018). The house of impossible beauties (First edition.). Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Cassara, Joseph. 2018. The House of Impossible Beauties. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Cassara, Joseph. The House of Impossible Beauties New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

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Cassara, Joseph. The House of Impossible Beauties First edition., Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

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