An Orphan World
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Charco Press, 2019.
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9781916465695

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Giuseppe Caputo., & Giuseppe Caputo|AUTHOR. (2019). An Orphan World . Charco Press.

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Giuseppe Caputo and Giuseppe Caputo|AUTHOR. 2019. An Orphan World. Charco Press.

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Giuseppe Caputo and Giuseppe Caputo|AUTHOR. An Orphan World Charco Press, 2019.

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Giuseppe Caputo, and Giuseppe Caputo|AUTHOR. An Orphan World Charco Press, 2019.

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This is a bold, poignant text that juxtaposes a very tender father-son relationship with the son's sexual liberation and a brutal depiction of homophobic violence. Giuseppe Caputo uses delicate - yet electrifying - lyricism and imagery to weave a tale that balances desire, violence, discrimination, love, eroticism and defiance, while evoking with surreal humor the social marginalization of the protagonists as they struggle to keep afloat in a society where there are no safety nets. 
Like a brightly lit theme park with its house of horrors, reminiscent in parts of James Baldwin's Another Country or Virginie Despentes' Vernon Subutex trilogy, An Orphan World defies the reader to look away, and the reward is an exhilarating carnival ride filled with beauty, compassion and loss.
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