The Five Wounds (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

The Five Wounds (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

by Kirstin Valdez Quade

Hardcover(Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

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This Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition includes a note from the author that explains the book's genesis and a reading group guide.

From an award-winning storyteller comes a stunning debut novel following a New Mexican family’s extraordinary year of love and sacrifice.

It’s Holy Week in the small town of Las Penas, New Mexico, and thirty-three-year-old unemployed Amadeo Padilla has been given the part of Jesus in the Good Friday procession. He is preparing feverishly for this role when his fifteen-year-old daughter Angel shows up pregnant on his doorstep and disrupts his plans. Their reunion sets her own life down a startling path.

Vivid, tender, darkly funny, and beautifully rendered, The Five Wounds spans the baby’s first year as five generations of the Padilla family converge: Amadeo’s mother, Yolanda, reeling from a recent discovery; Angel’s mother, whom Angel isn’t speaking to; and disapproving Tío Tíve, keeper of the family’s history. In the absorbing, realist tradition of Elizabeth Strout and Jonathan Franzen, Kirstin Valdez Quade conjures characters that will linger long after the final page, bringing to life their struggles to parent children they may not be equipped to save.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393881509
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/30/2021
Edition description: Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 4,408
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

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.

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