Night at the Fiestas

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Product Number: MP1581
Released: Apr 22, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490675084
Narrator/s: Alma Cuervo
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***National Book Foundation 2014 "5 Under 35" honoree*** Set in northern New Mexico, an astonishing, beautifully rendered debut about living in a landscape shaped by love, loss, and violence. With intensity, dark humor, and emotional precision, Kirstin Valdez Quade's unforgettable stories plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters torn between their desires to escape the past and to plumb its depths. The deadbeat father of a pregnant teenager tries to transform his life by playing the role of Jesus in a bloody penitential Passion. A young man discovers that his estranged father and a boa constrictor have been squatting in his grandmother's empty house. A young woman finds herself at an impasse when she is asked to hear her priest's confession. Always hopeful, these stories chart the passions and obligations of family life, exploring themes of race, class, and coming-of-age, as Quade's characters protect, betray, wound, undermine, bolster, define, and, ultimately, save one another. "A story writer of searing vision." (Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena) "A book of extraordinary virtuosity." (Justin Torres, author of We the Animals)

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