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The House of Impossible Beauties (MP3 CD)

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Cassara has done something bold, inventing a rich narrative surrounding some of the most famous figures of the underground Harlem ballroom scene of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Dorian Corey, Hector Xtravaganza, Venus Xtravaganza, and more make appearances. (Watch the cult documentary Paris Is Burning if you want to hear and see these people with your own eyes and ears.) Chronicling their lives through the AIDS epidemic and the early years of the balls, Cassara allows us to witness their hopes, trails, and joys.

I actually listened to the audiobook via, an audiobook provider that supports independent bookstores like us. You can access and explore the service yourself by going to and making an account. In audio or print format, this is a great book.

— Holden

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538498781
ISBN-10: 1538498782
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2018
Language: English