Night at the Fiestas: Stories

Awards:   Winner of NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize 2015
Author:   Kirstin Valdez Quade (Princeton University)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
ISBN:  

9780393352214


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   08 April 2016
Format:   Paperback
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Night at the Fiestas: Stories


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  • Winner of NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize 2015

Overview

With intensity, dark humor, and emotional precision, Kirstin Valdez Quade's unforgettable stories plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else to plumb its depths. Set in northern New Mexico, Night at the Fiestas is a beautifully rendered debut about living in a land shaped by love, loss, and violence.

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Author:   Kirstin Valdez Quade (Princeton University)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Dimensions:   Width: 14.20cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 21.10cm
Weight:   0.305kg
ISBN:  

9780393352214


ISBN 10:   0393352218
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   08 April 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Haunting and beautiful. -- New York Times Book Review Her vision has thrived on...fierce, flesh-conscious desire for transcendence. -- Atlantic Quade demonstrates her command of writing about complex issues of ethnicity and success head-on. -- San Francisco Chronicle [A] polished and potent collection...Rooted deeply in place and ringing with authentic voices, these gripping stories confront the hardest human questions of how to love, trust and forgive. -- O, The Oprah Magazine Each of the ten stories offers a lyrical aria of its own, but together they create the music of generations, of families, and of a people. -- Ploughshares Now that we've read [Quade's] darkly funny investigations into relationships, we can agree: her talent is undeniable. -- Marie Claire Fresh, funny....A gifted storyteller with an eye for quirky, compelling detail....A poised and polished debut. -- Dallas Morning News [Lives] up to even the loftiest of expectations. -- Bustle It's become cliche to say that a writer's short stories have the weight of novels, but in Kirstin's case it happens to be true. Her New Mexico is a crucible where individual desire is forged, lost, and reconstituted amid a backdrop of colliding histories and cultures. The result is as close to flesh and blood as black ink on white paper can come. She is a story writer of searing vision. -- Anthony Marra Kirstin Valdez Quade is a fantastic writer, both stylish and sagacious. The stories here are taut and tense, while at the same time morally complicated, which is to say, they cut sharp and they cut deep. Night at the Fiestas is a book of extraordinary virtuosity. -- Justin Torres A stunning debut. With unflinching honesty and relentless compassion, Kirstin Valdez Quade conjures characters that are uncannily alive. Vibrant, incisive, and wickedly funny, Night at the Fiestas announces the arrival of a fiercely original new voice. -- Jennifer duBois A writer of extraordinary perception, a sharp-eyed truth-teller who renders her characters and the landscapes they inhabit with exquisite care. Each of these marvelous stories illuminates the messy, tender, unexplored borderland inside us all where our finest virtues bleed into our worst faults. A brilliant debut. -- Maggie Shipstead


Remarkable... In almost every story, Quade goes for vivid spectacle and theatrical plot twists ... But Quade focuses just as intensely on the subtler customs, cruelties, kindnesses, and skewed alliances of precarious family life. -- Ann Hulbert - The Atlantic Fresh, funny... A gifted storyteller with an eye for quirky, compelling detail... A poised and polished debut. -- Jenny Shank - Dallas Morning News [Lives] up to even the loftiest of expectations. -- Bustle (Spring Break Recommended Read) A fantastic writer, both stylish and sagacious. The stories here are taut and tense, while at the same time morally complicated, which is to say they cut sharp and they cut deep... A book of extraordinary virtuosity. -- Justin Torres A stunning debut. With unflinching honesty and relentless compassion, Kirstin Valdez Quade conjures characters that are uncannily alive. Vibrant, incisive, and wickedly funny, Night at the Fiestas announces the arrival of a fiercely original new voice. -- Jennifer duBois A writer of extraordinary perception, a sharp-eyed truth-teller who renders her characters and the landscapes they inhabit with exquisite care. Each of these marvelous stories illuminates the messy, tender, unexplored borderland inside us all where our finest virtues bleed into our worst faults. A brilliant debut. -- Maggie Shipstead


Author Information

Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of Night at the Fiestas, winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. The recipient of a 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation, she teaches at Princeton University and lives in New Jersey.

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