The house of impossible beauties

  • 400 Pages
  • 0.30 MB
  • 5169 Downloads
  • English
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Nineteen nineties, Gay youth, Fiction, Transgender people, Nineteen eig
StatementJoseph Cassara
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3603.A86822 H68 2018
The Physical Object
Pagination400 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26949352M
ISBN 100062676970
ISBN 139780062676979
LC Control Number2017021665
OCLC/WorldCa986952015

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“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)/5(47). The House of Impossible Beauties is a tragic story of how trans-women of color in the LGBTQ+ community in the s handled the stigma that is attached to them by cisgendered society during the AIDS crisis.

Wow, that is one heck of a sentence, but it definitely describes this story well/5. Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, The House of Impossible Beauties is a tragic story of love, family, and the dynamism of the human spirit.

+ Read more ISBN: THE HOUSE OF IMPOSSIBLE BEAUTIES is set in the '80s, at the height of the Harlem drag ball scene. Angel finds a mentor in Dorian, who is the queen of that very scene; she's like a fairy godmother, protecting those who pass through, those who pique her interest. 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. A marvelously serious, deep, artful, humane : HarperCollins Publishers. The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara (Oneworld, £). To order a copy for £, go to or call. A first-time novelist visits queer Harlem in the s.

Founded inthe House of Xtravaganza was the first strictly Latinx house to join New York’s ballroom community, the gay subculture brought to the popular consciousness in by Madonna's “Vogue” and the film Paris Is gh Cassara is careful to note that his debut is a work of imagination, this is a story about the.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The House of Impossible Beauties: A Novel at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. In The House of Impossible Beauties, debut novelist Joseph Cassara brings this stock character into the foreground in order to recognize her humanity and her history.

Based on the figures associated with the real-life House of Xtravaganza, the first Latinx house in New York’s s ballroom scene, the novel follows a family of queer.

Inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza in the seminal documentary Paris is Burning, and set in New York City from the late 70s–early 90s against the backdrop of the impending AIDS crisis, The House of Impossible Beauties follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene and the Christopher Street Pier as they flee their traumatic pasts and band together to.

Readers’ questions about The House of Impossible Beauties. 3 questions answered. Love this. I think the book would have benefited from changing the names.

It felt like personal to have the names of people who couldn't possibly have consented. Don't do fiction with real people's names attached to. The House of Impossible Beauties threw me into a world I knew close to nothing about.

The Harlem Ball scene of the 80s and 90s was a culture born of intense, largely unrecognized struggle, and Joseph Cassara’s fictional ode to the time is likewise chock full of character.

Pure, undiluted, super-concentrated character. This book is brutal. “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. House of Impossible Beauties - Joseph Cassara (Paperback) Buy £ Temporarily Out of Stock in shop -This will be dispatched as soon as available, which will be dependent on suppliers being able to ship books again.

“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 writes of a community that glitters in the face of an ugly world. 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.'. The House of Impossible Beauties is a work of unrestrained passion, a novel both unabashedly queer — flamboyant and proud, built out of chosen.

The House of Impossible Beauties - Book Discussion/Review Luis Alberto Urrea on "The House of Broken Angels" at the L.A. Times.

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The House of Impossible Beauties delivers one of the most vital things a novel can offer: a vivid and personal glimpse into a subculture that existing media has yet to examine with in the depth it’s due. Joseph Cassara’s debut novel explores the drag queen scene throughout various phases of the eighties, complete with beauty balls, prostitution, drug addiction, and fractured families.

All are ambitious, resilient, and determined to control their own fates, even as they hurtle toward devastating consequences. Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, The House of Impossible Beauties is a tragic story of 4/5(3).

“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.

Set in 's New York, The House of Impossible Beauties tells the story of the house Angel and Hector built—specifically for the Latinx LGBTQ community who simply want to be loved and accepted for who they are. This story will break your heart and teach you the many ways to love and live.

In a time when we need more diverse books, authors, readers and booksellers, this book is vital.

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Angie and Venus Xtravaganza were key members of the. Title: The House of Impossible Beauties Author: Joseph Cassara Publisher: Harpercollins Pages: Rating: 4/4 Joseph Cassara has created such an amazing story. This was my first LGBT book and I’m so glad I have it a chance because I will admit that it was starting slow for me.

It was probably maybe also the. The House of Impossible Beauties is especially strong at detailing the sadness of queer life This is not a bleak novel, however – far from it.

The scenes of love and support between the characters have a kindness that more than matches the sadness, and the dialogue, peppered with early 80s disco or TV references and “Spanglais” dialect /5(26).

The House of Impossible Beauties (Book): Cassara, Joseph: "A 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'"-.

Enter Joseph Cassara’s debut novel, The House of Impossible Beauties, a tragic and beautiful story about the Harlem queer ball scene (as witnessed in the Author: Ernest Macias.

The House of Impossible Beauties (Book): Cassara, Joseph: "Follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the '80s and '90s" Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, The House of Impossible Beauties is a tragic story of love, family, and the dynamism of the human spirit.

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BOOK REVIEW: The House of Impossible Beauties By Paula Bardell-Hedley on 22/01/ • (14). By Joseph Cassara. New York’s underground drag ball scene flourished in the early s.“ 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.