"A powder-keg disguised as a domestic drama that detonates every one of out expectations of what it means to be a family." -San Diego CityBeat Every Kind of Wanting explores the complex intersection of three unique families and their bustling efforts to have a Community Baby. Miguel could not be more different from his partner Chad, a happy-go-lucky real estate mogul from Chicago's wealthy North Shore. When Chad's sister, Gretchen offers the couple an egg, their search for a surrogate leads them to Miguel's old friend Emily, happily married to an eccentric Irish playwright, Nick, with whom she is raising two boys. Into this web falls Miguel's sister Lina, a former addict and stripper, who begins a passionate affair with Nick while deciphering the mysteries of her past. But every action these couples make has unforeseen consequences. As Lina faces her long-hidden demons, and the fragile friendships between Miguel and Chad and Nick and Emily begin to fray as the baby's birth draws near, a shocking turn of events-and the secret Lina's been hiding-threaten to break them apart forever. Finalist for the 2016 Chicago Review of Books Award "A story that takes a serious look at race, class, sexuality, and loyalty-in short, at the new American family." -The Millions, Great Anticipated Book List of 2016 "A darkly funny tale." ?Marie Claire "The nefarious, neurotic and quintessentially human qualities of her characters compel the reader to relate to them and root for them, despite or because of the sexy, scintillating messes they make of their lives." -Chicago Tribune
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