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Lot: Stories (Large Print / Library Binding)

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A writer who will become a luminary in the world of North American letters, Bryan Washington takes subject matter often overlooked in literature to deliver a sad, funny, and, ultimately, deeply memorable debut collection of short stories. Each story taking place in Washington's hometown of Houston, the author invites us into the lives of people facing bleak circumstances without neglecting the entire range of their humanity. Written in style that is distant without minimalizing the emotional turmoil of his characters, Washington has gifted us with a magnificent short story collection that will forever have a space on my bookshelf.

— Malik


"Phenomenal" --Justin Torres, author of We the Animals
"Brilliant" --Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Nylon, Huffington Post, AV Club, The Millions

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.

Around him, others live and thrive and die in Houston's myriad neighborhoods: a young woman whose affair detonates across an apartment complex, a ragtag baseball team, a group of young hustlers, hurricane survivors, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, a reluctant chupacabra.

Bryan Washington's brilliant, viscerally drawn world vibrates 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 explores trust and love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432867836
ISBN-10: 1432867830
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: September 11th, 2019
Pages: 268
Language: English