Saturday, September 3, 2016

"Every Kind of Wanting"

New from Counterpoint Press: Every Kind of Wanting: A Novel by Gina Frangello.

About the book, from the publisher:

Every Kind of Wanting explores the complex intersection of three unique families and their bustling efforts to have a “Community Baby.” Miguel could not be more different from his partner Chad, a happy-go-lucky real estate mogul from Chicago’s wealthy North shore. When Chad’s sister Gretchen offers to donate an egg, their search for a surrogate leads them to Miguel’s old friend Emily, happily married to an eccentric Irish playwright, Nick, with whom she is raising two boys. Into this web falls Miguel’s sister Lina, a former addict and stripper, who begins a passionate affair with Nick while deciphering the mysteries of her past.

But every action these couples make has unforeseen circumstances, and as Lina faces her long-hidden demons, and the fragile friendships between Miguel and Chad and Nick and Emily begin to fray at the seams as the baby’s birth draws near, a shocking turn of events — and the secret Lina’s been hiding — will threaten to break them apart forever.

By turns funny, dark, and sexy, Every Kind of Wanting strips bare the layers of the American family today. Tackling issues such as assimilation, the legacy of secrets, the morality of desire, and ultimately who “owns” love, the characters — across all ethnicities, nationalities, and sexualities — are blisteringly alive.
Visit Gina Frangello's website.

--Marshal Zeringue