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The House of Impossible Beauties: 'Equal parts attitude, intelligence and eyeliner.' - Marlon James Kindle Edition
|Length: 396 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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'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.'-- Graham Norton ― Top Five Reads of 2018
‘The House of Impossible Beauties tells of a search not only for respect but, above all, love in a time and place that seeks to starve its characters of both… From these threads of fact and myth, Cassara runs up a fictional ensemble that craftily stitches glamour and grit.’― Financial Times
‘Vivid and engaging... The novel feels like an anthropological plunge into another era, enhanced by rhythmic, urban prose littered with slang and Spanglish.’― The Economist
‘Vibrant… 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, is frequently hilarious… [offering] a convincing insight into the world in which they lived.’― Guardian
‘Cassara’s “beauties” actually does the impossible. It cuts bone deep into a scene that’s all surface, mines the grit that produces glitter, and finds burning life in this lost generation of beautiful and damned. The novel strikes a flame the way a character strikes a pose – equal parts attitude, intelligence and eyeliner.’― Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings
‘My favourite book of this year is a fictional imagining of the back stories of the House of Xtravaganza, the subject of Jenny Livingston’s peerless voguing documentary, Paris Is Burning.’― Paul Flynn, Evening Standard
‘Vividly imagined... Riveted by their stories, you are so struck by the Xtravaganza’s strength and determination, by their vibrant spirits and humour, by their creativity, by their sensitivity to beauty and their capacity to give and receive love.’― New York Times Book Review
‘Gritty, fiercely impressive... Joseph Cassara has written a lithe, fiery and incredibly authentic story. A future queer classic.’― Attitude
‘Fabulous...a grand, beautiful tale of art, love and the human spirit.’― Elle
‘A vibrant and dynamic debut novel.’― Cosmopolitan Magazine --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B077QBD4VX
- Publisher : Oneworld Publications (1 February 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 1312 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 396 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 331,450 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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