Joseph Cassara’s debut novel The House of Impossible Beauties follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids as they struggle to find their place. A graduate from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Columbia University, Cassara is a skilled craftsman writing profound, complex, and tragic prose.
Joseph Cassara was born and raised in New Jersey. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He was a 2016-17 writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His debut novel, titled The House of Impossible Beauties, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as a Discover Great New Writers selection. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at California State, Fresno.
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