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Every Kind of Wanting (Hardcover) (Gina Frangello)

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Every Kind of Wanting explores the complex intersection of three unique families. Miguel Guerra, who grew up in poverty in Venezuela before his family’s relocation to Chicago, could not be more different from his partner Chad Merry, a happy-go-lucky real estate mogul from Chicago’s wealthy North Shore. When Chad’s sister, Gretchenstruggling with the deterioration of her marriageoffers the couple her eggs, they begin scrambling for a surrogate to carry the child, finally settling on Miguel’s old friend Emily, happily married to an eccentric Irish playwright, Nick, with whom she is raising two boys.Caught in the crossfires of these three families’ bustling efforts to have their Community Baby” is Miguel’s younger sister, Lina, a former addict and ******, whose needs and wants make her seem only peripheral to the surrogacy. Lina serves as the novel’s overarching narrator as she falls into a passionate affair with Nick while deciphering the mysteries of her past. Though the novel’s timeline is framed by the nine months of the surrogacy, it also reaches back thirty years, to Miguel’s childhood in Venezuela and the unsolved murder of his father. As Lina faces her long-hidden demons, and the fragile friendships between Miguel and Chad and Nick and Emily begin to fray at the seams as the baby’s birth draws near, a shocking turn of events and the secret Lina’s been hiding will threaten to break them apart forever.By turns funny, dark and sexy, Every Kind of Wanting strips bare the layers of the American family today. Tackling issues such as assimilation, the legacy of secrets, the morality of desire, and ultimately who "owns" love, the charactersacross all ethnicities, nationalities, and sexualitiesare blisteringly alive.
Number of Pages: 361.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Gina Frangello
Language: English
Street Date: September 13, 2016
TCIN: 51410910
UPC: 9781619027220
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-5559

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