The Five Wounds

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author
Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of Night at the Fiestas, winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. The recipient of a "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation, she teaches at Princeton University and lives in New Jersey.
Quade ably delivers a story that is nuanced and authentic without a whiff of melodrama... [A] generous tale of characters who understand the inevitability of fate but try to forge ahead anyway in the hope of breaking free.--Booklist (starred review)
The characters in this engrossing novel are created in luminous and memorable detail. Just as the pacing is perfect, so too are the tact and care with which each scene is made. Kirstin Valdez Quade, by concentrating on the truth of small moments, has brought a whole world into focus.--Colm Tóibín, author of House of Names
With beautifully layered relationships and an honest yet profoundly empathetic picture of a rural community--where the families proudly trace their roots back to the Spanish conquistadors while struggling with poverty and a deadly drug epidemic--this novel is a brilliant meditation on love and redemption. Perfectly rendered characters anchor a novel built around a fierce, flawed, and loving family.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A masterful novel of family, faith, doubt. Quade's storytelling gift is her ability to capture the mysterious pulse of belief and ground them in visceral ritual on the page.--Millions
Profoundly affecting... Expertly crafted, this story of family and community introduces us to often needy characters for whom readers come to care deeply. Highly recommended.--Library Journal (starred review)
A gorgeously written, Franzen-caliber tale of one Latinx family's via dolorosa.--O Magazine
Penetrating... The well-developed characters convey palpable emotion as Amadeo's failures as a father, partner, entrepreneur, and even as Jesus translate into fits of rage and frustration. Quade's rendering of a singular community is pitch perfect.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The Five Wounds is brilliant! The story is bountiful and so incredibly well crafted--a beautiful braid of the life cycle within a family. It captures both the strength and fragility of relationships and existence and the resilience and great power of love and belief. It is a novel about faith in the largest sense of the word. Each page is packed with detail and the most beautiful language--and images and characters that will remain part of our lives.--A. M. Homes, author of May We Be Forgiven