Joseph Cassara: The House of Impossible Beauties @ Books Are Magic, Brooklyn [20 February]

Joseph Cassara: The House of Impossible Beauties


102
20
February
19:30 - 20:30

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Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Named a most anticipated book of 2018 by Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, The Millions, Southern Living, Bustle, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, and Nylon, Joseph Cassara launches The House of Impossible Beauties with us!

It’s 1980 in New York City, and nowhere is the city’s glamour and energy better reflected than in the burgeoning Harlem ball scene, where seventeen-year-old Angel first comes into her own. 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 bear the responsibility of tending to their house alone.

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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