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Robbins Library QBG Reads… The House of Impossible Beauties

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This month Queer Book Group will be discussing The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara.

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.

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk!

Queer Book Group / Social reads great LGBTQ-themed books, both fiction and non-fiction, and hosts LGBTQ-themed social events. New members are welcome!  Come make some new friends & expand your community!

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Date:
August 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Organizer

Rob Lorino
Email:
rlorino@minlib.net

Venue

Robbins Library Conference Room
700 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Phone:
7813163200