Lot by Bryan Washington

Lot by Bryan Washington

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Stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Houston, from a powerful, emerging American voice.

 

In the city of Houston – a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America – the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He’s working at his family’s restaurant, weathering his brother’s blows, resenting his older sister’s absence. And discovering he likes boys.

 

This boy and his family experience the tumult of living in the margins, the heartbreak of ghosts, and the braveries of the human heart. The stories of others living and thriving and dying across Houston’s myriad neighbourhoods are woven throughout to reveal a young woman’s affair detonating across an apartment complex, a rag-tag baseball team, a group of young hustlers, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, and a reluctant chupacabra.

 

Bryan Washington’s brilliant, viscerally drawn world leaps off the page with energy, wit, and the infinite longing of people searching for home. With soulful insight into what makes a community, a family, and a life, Lot is about love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.

 

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Winner of the 2020 Dylan Thomas Prize 

Winner of the 2020 NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 
One of Barack Obama’s “Favourite Books of the Year” 

  • Details

    Imprint: Atlantic Books

    Publication Date: 6 August 2020

    ISBN: 9781786497864

    Type: Paperback

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