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The five wounds : a novel


Summary: "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."--Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780393242836
  • ISBN: 0393242838
  • ISBN: 9780393242843
  • Physical Description: print
    419 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]
Subject: Alcoholism Fiction
Cancer Patients Fiction
Teenage pregnancy Fiction
Families Fiction
New Mexico Fiction
FICTION / Hispanic & Latino
FICTION / Family Life / General
Cancer Patients
Holy Week Fiction
Alcoholism Fiction
Cancer Patients Fiction
Pregnant teenagers Fiction
Pregnancy Fiction
Father-daughter relationship Fiction
New Mexico Fiction
US & CAN fiction
Genre: Novels.
Domestic fiction.

Currently available copies

  • 24 / 38 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 2 / 4 copies available at Flint River Regional Library System (Show)
  • 0 / 1 copies available at Peachtree City Library


  • 3 current holds
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