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The Resource Big familia : a novel, Tomas Moniz

Big familia : a novel, Tomas Moniz

Label
Big familia : a novel
Title
Big familia
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tomas Moniz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Big Familia follows Juan Gutiérrez, 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 ramshackle 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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moniz, Tomas
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Gay men
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Gay fathers
Label
Big familia : a novel, Tomas Moniz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090162061
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781946724229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u1091900
  • (OCoLC)1090162061
Label
Big familia : a novel, Tomas Moniz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090162061
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781946724229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u1091900
  • (OCoLC)1090162061

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