The town of Babylon : a novel

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New York : Astra House, [2022].
First edition.
9781662601033, 1662601034
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299 pages ; 24 cm


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New York : Astra House, [2022].
First edition.
9781662601033, 1662601034


"When his father falls ill, Andrés, a professor of public health, returns to his suburban hometown to tend to his father's recovery. Reevaluating his rocky marriage in the wake of his husband's infidelity and with little else to do, he decides to attend his twenty-year high school reunion, where he runs into the long-lost characters of his youth. Jeremy, his first love, is now married with two children after having been incarcerated and recovering from addiction. Paul, who Andrés has long suspected of having killed a man in a homophobic attack, is now an Evangelical minister and father of five. And Simone, Andrés's best friend, is in a psychiatric institution following a diagnosis of schizophrenia. During this short stay, Andrés confronts these relationships, the death of his brother, and the many sacrifices his parents made to offer him a better life. A novel about the essential nature of community in maintaining one's own health, The Town of Babylon is an intimate portrait of queer, racial, and class identity, a call to reevaluate the ties of societal bonds and the systems in which they are forged"-- Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Varela, A. (2022). The town of Babylon: a novel (First edition.). Astra House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Varela, Alejandro, 1979-. 2022. The Town of Babylon: A Novel. New York: Astra House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Varela, Alejandro, 1979-. The Town of Babylon: A Novel New York: Astra House, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Varela, Alejandro. The Town of Babylon: A Novel First edition., Astra House, 2022.

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