Night at the Fiestas: Stories Kirstin Valdez Quade

Night at the Fiestas: Stories

Author: Kirstin Valdez Quade
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Book Title
Night at the Fiestas: Stories
Author
Kirstin Valdez Quade
ISBN
9780393352214
With intensity and emotional precision, Kirstin Valdez Quade's unforgettable stories plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else 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 lonely retiree new to Santa Fe becomes obsessed with her housekeeper. One girl attempts to uncover the mystery of her cousin's violent past, while another 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 each other.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Kirstin Valdez QuadePublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 03/07/2016ISBN: 9780393352214Pages: 304Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.90d

With intensity and emotional precision, Kirstin Valdez Quade's unforgettable stories plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else 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 lonely retiree new to Santa Fe becomes obsessed with her housekeeper. One girl attempts to uncover the mystery of her cousin's violent past, while another 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 each other.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kirstin Valdez Quade
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 03/07/2016
ISBN: 9780393352214
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.90d

With intensity and emotional precision, Kirstin Valdez Quade's unforgettable stories plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else 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 lonely retiree new to Santa Fe becomes obsessed with her housekeeper. One girl attempts to uncover the mystery of her cousin's violent past, while another 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 each other.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kirstin Valdez Quade
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 03/07/2016
ISBN: 9780393352214
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.90d