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Author Kandic Torres, Christine, author.

Title The girls in Queens : a novel / Christine Kandic Torres.

Publication Info. New York : HarperVia, [2022]
1 hold on first copy returned of 15 copies


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F KANDIC TORRES, C.    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION KANDIC TORRES    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  F KANDIC TORRES, C.    Storage
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F TORRES    In Transit
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION KANDIC TORRES    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Main Level  FICTION KANDIC    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  F KANDIC TORRES CHRISTINE    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F KANDICTO    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  FIC KAND    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F KANDIC TORRES    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 299 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Brisma and Kelly, two young Latinas growing up along Clement Moore Avenue in Queens, would do anything for each other. They keep each other's secrets, hide from their mothers' chancletas, and ward off creepy neighbors. At the beginning of high school, Brisma falls deeply in love with Brian, the local baseball legend. Always the wallflower to the vibrant and alluring Kelly, Brisma is secretly thrilled to be chosen by Brian, to finally have someone all to herself. As the three kids learn to play the roles that have been set before them, they create a cacophony of unrealized hopes and dreams, smoldering embers that finally find some oxygen. Years later, Brisma and Kelly haven't spoken to Brian, ever since a backyard party gone wrong, but Los Mets are on a historic run for the playoffs and the three old friends-now on the cusp of adulthood-are brought back together again. Brisma finds herself once again inextricably drawn to Brian, only to once again find Kelly standing in the way. When a sexual assault accusation emerges, both girls rush to support and defend Brian. While Kelly remains staunchly by his side, Brisma begins to have doubts as old memories resurface of her own relationship with him. As the two lifelong friends prepare to bring down the other in order to take what they both believe is owed to them, they have to decide if their shared past is enough to sustain their future. Told in alternating timelines and reminiscent of Dominicana, My Brilliant Friend, and Normal People, The Girls in Queens explores a lifelong friendship, the complications of sexual abuse allegations within communities of color, the furious loyalty of young women, and the danger of forgetting that sometimes monsters hide in plain sight"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Hispanic Americans -- Fiction.
Hispanic American women -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Rape culture -- Fiction.
Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Female friendship. (OCoLC)fst00922609
Hispanic Americans. (OCoLC)fst00957523
Rape culture. (OCoLC)fst02015056
New York (State) -- New York -- Queens. (OCoLC)fst01313007
Genre/Form Urban fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
ISBN 9780063216778 (hardcover)
0063216779 (hardcover)
9780063216785 (trade paperback)
0063216787 (trade paperback)
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