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Big Familia - A Novel

Big Familia - A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Moniz, Tomas

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Big Familia follows Juan Guti rrez, a self-employed single father, as he navigates a tumultuous year of inescapable change. His daughter, Stella, is on the verge of moving away to college; his lover, Jared, is pressing him for commitment; and his favorite watering hole--a ramshac...kle dive presided over by Bob the Bartender--is transforming into a karaoke hotspot. The story is set in a neighborhood that is also changing, gentrification inciting the ire of the established community. Upon the unexpected death of one of the bar's regulars, Juan is sent reeling, and a series of upheavals follow as he both seeks and spurns intimacy, pondering the legacy of distant parents and a failed marriage and grappling with his sexuality--all the while cycling and dating, drinking at Nicks Lounge, and parenting a determined and defiant child-become-woman. When his incarcerated father dies and Stella reveals she's pregnant, Juan is forced to examine the emotional bonds that both hold and hinder him, to reassess his ideas of commitment, of friendship, of love. His encounters with various characters--his mother, his ex-wife, a middle-aged punker, an aspiring acupuncturist, a dapper veteran--lead Juan to the realization that he himself must change to thrive. This is a story of making family and making mistakes, of rending and of mending. As a Latinx queer father with a mixed-race daughter, Juan exemplifies the ways identity connects and divides us. With wit, insight, and tenderness, Big Familia explores the complexities of desire, devotion, and the mysteries of the heart.
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ISBN 9781946724229
Released NZ 12 Feb 2020
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Acre
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781946724229
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Acre Books
Released 12 Feb 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Moniz, Tomas
Series Acre
Category Modern Fiction
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 262g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Gay men, Fathers and daughters, Single fathers, Families
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade