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Strut Book Club reads “The House of Impossible Beauties”

July 29   7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Let’s Talk Queer Lit! Come get your book on with us! Join us for our June book club meeting!

Join us July 29 at 7:30 PM on the second floor of Strut for some wine, little snacks and great conversations about literature. Please make sure to read the entire book beforehand and come ready to discuss your thoughts.
Don’t forget, folks: we get a discount at Dog Eared Books in the Castro!

About the book:
It’s 1980 in New York City, and nowhere is the city’s glamour and energy better reflected than in the burgeoning Harlem ball scene, where seventeen-year-old Angel first comes into her own. Burned by her traumatic past, Angel is new to the drag world, new to ball culture, and has a yearning inside of her to help create family for those without.

About the Author:
Joseph Cassara was born and raised in New Jersey. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of THE HOUSE OF IMPOSSIBLE BEAUTIES (Ecco, 2018) which is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Fiction, the Edmund White Award for Best Debut Novel, and was the winner of the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Fiction Book of 2018. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at the California State University, Fresno.

Questions about the book club or events at Strut? Please contact Baruch Porras Henandez our community events organizer

There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.


July 29
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Baruch Porras Hernandez




Strut, 2nd Floor
470 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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