"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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Bryan Washington has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, Vulture, The Paris Review, Tin House, One Story, Bon Appétit, MUNCHIES, American Short Fiction, GQ, FADER, The Awl, and Catapult. He lives in Houston.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is amazing. If you don't know too much about this book. Here's what you need to know. All stories are set in Houston. Every other story in the book is connected and follows a young mixed(latino/black) coming of age dealing family, love, and loss. A lot of the stories feature gay characters. If you don't like that, maybe you should pick up this book and learning something. lol.