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Lot

Lot

Publisher : Atlantic Books
SKU: 9781786497864
R 250,00
Stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Houston, from a powerful, emerging American voice.
* Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 * * One of Barack Obama's "Favourite Books of the Year" * * A New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2019 * 'A superb book' Max Porter, author of Lanny ____________________________________ Stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Houston, from a powerful, emerging American voice. In an apartment block, the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He's working at his family's restaurant, trying to dodge his brother's fists and resenting his older sister's absence. He's also discovering he likes boys... All around him his friends and neighbours experience the tumult of living in the margins. Their stories - of living, thriving and dying across the city's myriad neighbourhoods - are stitched throughout the boy's life to reveal a young woman caught out in an affair, the fortunes of a rag-tag baseball team and a group of young hustlers, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, and the fate of a camera-shy mythical beast. With brilliant and soulful insight into what makes a community, a family and a life, Lot is about love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781786497864
Publisher Atlantic Books
Contributor By (author) Bryan Washington
Publication Date 2020-07-02
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 240
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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* Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 * * One of Barack Obama's "Favourite Books of the Year" * * A New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2019 * 'A superb book' Max Porter, author of Lanny ____________________________________ Stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Houston, from a powerful, emerging American voice. In an apartment block, the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He's working at his family's restaurant, trying to dodge his brother's fists and resenting his older sister's absence. He's also discovering he likes boys... All around him his friends and neighbours experience the tumult of living in the margins. Their stories - of living, thriving and dying across the city's myriad neighbourhoods - are stitched throughout the boy's life to reveal a young woman caught out in an affair, the fortunes of a rag-tag baseball team and a group of young hustlers, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, and the fate of a camera-shy mythical beast. With brilliant and soulful insight into what makes a community, a family and a life, Lot is about love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781786497864
Publisher Atlantic Books
Contributor By (author) Bryan Washington
Publication Date 2020-07-02
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 240
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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