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FREE READ ↠ Lot Stories Ë [Epub] ❧ Lot Stories By Bryan Washington – 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 blac Stories of a young man finding his place among famiUnder his wing and a reluctant chupacabraBryan 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 formsLockwood Alief North West Shepherd Wayside Bayou Lot South Congress Navigation Peggy Park Fannin Waugh Elg. 34 These gritty linked stories set in Houston are hard to read I often felt like an outsider looking in My favorite stories are the those about the unnamed narrator and his family There is a tenderness and a yearning underneath his tough edges And finally in the last story my favorite we hear his name spoken with love


Ce 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 neighborhoods 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. Why I love itby Mat JohnsonI’m the greediest kind of fiction reader because I want it all I want a book that grabs me in a headlock and won’t let me put it down without a fight I want a book with characters and conflicts that pull me in I want a book that haunts me long after I’ve read its final page I want it to let me see the world in a fresh way that’s been there the whole time yet has eluded me so far And I got all this and from Bryan Washington’s LotLot is a linked collection of stories that reads like a novel Connected largely by a central unnamed young man who carries the reader on his shoulders it’s a portrait of the far back corner of Lockwood a diverse working class neighborhood in Houston Texas A place where families struggle with how to be their true selves and survive at the same time But Lot’s so much than thatThe best way I can describe this book is that it’s alive You don’t read Lot It speaks to you through a voice on the page so real so intimate you can almost hear it breathing in your ear Debut author Bryan Washington is already a master storyteller and this is just one of the many truths Lot shares with usRead at

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Lot StoriesStories 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 boysThis boy and his family experien. It didn't take long to see that there's the world you live in and then there are the constellations around it and you'll never know you're missing them if you don't even know to look up Lot Bryan Washington's new story collection is raw potent and packs a powerful emotional punchTaking place in Houston before and after Hurricane Harvey many of the stories focus on one young man the son of an erstwhile Latino father and a black mother as he grows into adulthood confronts the prejudice and the social and economic realities of the community he lives in this community of immigrantsAt the same time he comes to terms with his sexuality although he never views his encounters with other boys and men as anything than physicalThere are stories exploring the complicated relationships in broken families the expectations of masculinity the treatment of women as often little than sexual objects and maids and the menial and dangerous jobs boys and men living in these neighborhoods turn to Washington's stories explore what makes a community what makes a family what makes a lifeWashington's stories aren't uite happy Even those that appear to have a positive spin have a tinge of sadness or elements of disaster or trouble just around the corner But many of the stories work despite their tone because of Washington's tremendous writing ability—his use of language his talent with imagery which conjures images of setting and character in your headWhile I didn't love all of the stories some really stuck with me including Alief in which a community reveals a neighbor's affair to her husband but is unprepared for the destruction that might cause; 610 North 610 West where a son is brought face to face with his father's infidelity; Shepherd which tells of how the visit of a cousin from Jamaica causes chaos among family members; South Congress about an interesting relationship between a local drug dealer and a teenager who barely speaks English; and my favorite story Waugh about a group of young hustlersI'm a big fan of short stories although I've not read many collections this year I was definitely struck by the power and poignancy of Washington's voice and I think Lot hints at the amazing career ahead of him See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcomCheck out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at