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Perpetual West : a novel / by Mesha Maren.

Maren, Mesha, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643750941
  • ISBN: 1643750941
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"As Alex and Elana try to make their home among the academics and young leftists in El Paso and Juárez, they are pulled from each other by an affair with a lucha libre fighter, their struggles to define themselves, and the loud cry of home"-- Provided by publisher.
When Alex and Elana move from smalltown Virginia to El Paso, they are just a young married couple, intent on a new beginning. Mexican by birth but adopted by white American Pentecostal parents, Alex is hungry to learn about the place where he was born. He spends every free moment across the border in Juárez--perfecting his Spanish, hanging with a collective of young activists, and studying lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) for his graduate work in sociology. Meanwhile Elana, busy fighting her own demons, feels disillusioned by academia and has stopped going to class. And though they are best friends, Elana has no idea that Alex has fallen in love with Mateo, a lucha libre fighter. When Alex goes missing and Elana can't determine whether he left of his own accord or was kidnapped, it's clear that neither of them has been honest about who they are.
Subject: Group identity > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Lucha libre > Fiction.
Marriage > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Adultery > Fiction.
El Paso (Tex.) > Fiction.
Mexico > Fiction.
Identité collective > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Identité (Psychologie) > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Mariage > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Personnes disparues > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
FICTION / LGBTQ+ / General
FICTION / Family Life / General
FICTION / Cultural Heritage
Group identity.
Identity (Psychology)
Lucha libre.
Missing persons.
Texas > El Paso.
Genre: Gay fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Gay fiction.
Gay fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Romans homosexuels.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


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Burlington Public Library F MAREN SEP 2022 39851001730655 New Fiction Available -

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