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The Five Wounds

Quade, Kirstin Valdez. Book - 2021 Adult Book / Fiction / General / Quade, Kirstin Valdez None on shelf 9 requests on 3 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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Malletts Adult Books Adult Book / Fiction / General / Quade, Kirstin Valdez Malletts Creek Branch Due 11-14-2021
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Westgate Adult Books Adult Book / Fiction / General / Quade, Kirstin Valdez Westgate Branch Due 11-16-2021

"From an award-winning storyteller comes a stunning debut novel following a New Mexican family's extraordinary year of love and sacrifice. It's Holy Week in the small town of Las Penas, New Mexico, and thirty-three-year-old unemployed Amadeo Padilla has been given the part of Jesus in the Good Friday procession. He is preparing feverishly for this role when his fifteen-year-old daughter Angel shows up pregnant on his doorstep and disrupts his plans. Their reunion sets her own life down a startling path. Vivid, tender, darkly funny, and beautifully rendered, The Five Wounds spans the baby's first year as five generations of the Padilla family converge: Amadeo's mother, Yolanda, reeling from a recent discovery; Angel's mother, whom Angel isn't speaking to; and disapproving Tio Tive, keeper of the family's history. In the absorbing, realist tradition of Elizabeth Strout and Jonathan Franzen, Kirstin Valdez Quade conjures characters that will linger long after the final page, bringing to life their struggles to parent children they may not be equipped to save"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]
Year Published: 2021
Description: 448 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780393242836
0393242838

SUBJECTS
Alcoholism -- Fiction.
Pregnancy -- Fiction.
Families -- New Mexico -- Fiction.
Cancer -- Patients -- Fiction.