Lot, Bryan Washington
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.
Most readers like to past up on short stories. Don't be that reader cause you are missing out on some gems. Lot is one of them. This is an amazing collection. Bryan Washington's writing is stellar and precise. Another big thing I loved about this collection is the construction of the novel. The narrative shifts from the family to the neighborhood. Sense of place is a very strong theme and I love the author plays on words (he drops the word lot a few times). Every story is important. Bryan Washington says so much with just enough. His writing is not over the top. It’s stellar. Although, I enjoyed each story, my favorite was Fannin.
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