Every Kind of Wanting
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: September 2016
Duration: 14 hours 3 minutes
Every Kind of Wanting explores the complex intersection of three unique families and their bustling efforts to have a "Community Baby." Raised in poverty, 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 the couple an egg, their search for a surrogate leads them to Miguel's old friend Emily, 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 family's past.
But every action these couples make has unforeseen consequences. As Lina faces her long-hidden demons, and the fragile friendships between Miguel and Chad and Nick and Emily begin to fray as the baby's birth draws near, a shocking turn of events-and the secret Lina's been hiding-threaten to break them apart forever.
Timely, urgent, and deeply moving, Every Kind of Wanting strips bare the layers of the modern search for community. Tackling issues such as race, class, sexuality, and the changing nature of family-those we are born with and those we create-Frangello has created her most provocative novel yet.