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How we named the stars : a novel / Andrés N. Ordorica.

"When Daniel de La Luna arrives as a scholarship student at an elite East Coast university, he bears the weight of his family's hopes and dreams, and the burden of sharing his late uncle's name. Daniel flounders at first-but then Sam, his roommate, changes everything. As their relationship evolves from brotherly banter to something more intimate, Daniel soon finds himself in love with a man who helps him see himself in a new light. But just as their relationship takes flight, Daniel is pulled away, first by Sam's hesitation and then by a brutal turn of events that changes Daniel's life forever. As he grapples with profound loss, Daniel finds himself in his family's ancestral homeland in México for the summer, facing a host of new questions: What will Ithaca mean without Sam? How does the person he is connect with this place his family comes from? And how might he reconcile the many parts of himself as he learns to move forward? Equal parts tender and triumphant, Andrés N. Ordorica's How We Named the Stars is a debut novel of love, heartache, redemption, and learning to honor the dead; a story of finding the strength to figure out who you are-and who you could be-if only the world would let you"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781959030331
  • ISBN: 1959030337
  • Physical Description: xiii, 286 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2024.

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General Note:
Includes reader's guide (pages 285-286)
Subject: Male college students > Fiction.
Gay men > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
New York (State) > Fiction.
Mexico > Fiction.
LGBTQ > Fiction.
Gay men > Fiction.
College students > Fiction.
First loves > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Gay men.
Genre: Queer fiction.
Gay fiction.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Adams County Library System.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Harbaugh-Thomas Library (Biglerville) FIC ORDORICA ANDRÉS (Text) 35740636032054 New Fiction Checked Out 03/15/2024

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