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Marginalia: Kirstin Valdez Quade On 'The Five Wounds'

Holly Andres

In her timely novel, Kirstin Valdez Quade introduces readers to a family in a small New Mexico town. Beginning and ending in Holy Week, The Five Wounds spans a year in which 33-year-old Amadeo tries to redeem himself, his martyr-ish mother, Yolanda, hides an illness, and his 15-year-old daughter, Angel, becomes an unwed mother who out-matures all characters combined.

I recently spoke with Kirstin Valdez Quade about the novel and its origins. Here’s our conversation:


The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade was published by W.W. Norton.

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