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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 610 North 610 West Shepherd Wayside Bayou Lot South Congress Navigation Peggy Park Fannin Waugh Elgi. 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

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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 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 experience. 2020 UPDATE Won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Fiction category The Awards were announced on 31 May 2020Real Rating 48 of fiveThe Publisher Says 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 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 experience 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 under 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 formsMy Review This is not appearances to the contratry autobiographical It s art inspired by lived life and Author Washington isn t its only model He knew the models better than privileged and pampered Reader Person can But there s a smoothness and facility that s the hallmark of the born writer the one who wouldn t fit in no matter what or where or how they grew up He didn t live in Alief or maybe he did exist in that space but he was always apart and different and ueerbut mostly he was born to be a writer As always I will employ the Bryce Method and go story by story with my visceral impressions only lightly toned down andor tarted upLockwood is a uick hit of what it means to be down and out illegal and ueer Also black and ueer Once I asked Roberto if he liked it in Texas He looked at me forever Called it another place with a nameCould be worse I said You could be back homeHome s wherever you are at the time said RobertoYou re just talking That doesn t even mean anythingIt would he said if you knew you didn t have oneI live in the same world as these boys and might as well be Arcturian Yep This one s a winner Anything that can tell you that you don t know one single goddamned thing about the city the state the country that spawned you That s a voice you need to listen toAlief gives the ragged and rowdy account of the end of several lives two cheating bastards and a fool of a husband with the full force and majesty of the Neighborhood behind it Mistakes obliviousness the eternal unchanging voraciousness for Story that makes gossip so damned toxic yet irresistible addictive Likewellreading if we re all honest dipping into the universes we weren t invited to inhabit In this universe we re visiting the Greek chorus of the folks living there is used to best effect as it dissects not predicts A good choice Author Washington610 North 610 West locates us in Houston s geometry using it as a uick way to orient us to the emotional poles of little man narrator s life Ma isn t what Pa wants he finds something he does want life goes on the myriad casualties spread in Houston s circular blast radius Javi the vicious brother starts out ans stays shitty abusive homophobic Jan the eldest sister vanishes as so many without moorings but with ambitions do Who s left The gay little brother Shocking he murmured clutching his pearls Ma and her ueer son How did that ever happenShepherd follows one young half Jamaican to his summer of love his Jamaican whore cousin the soursop woman s summer of rest and recovery from multiple tragedies his sister s sexed up summer of post college freshman year freedom lots of firsts not a lot of happiness Unlike the lower class family s stories the parents are window dressing The boy doesn t become a man but he knows he s going to and it isn t a comfortable thought His cruelty to a kind woman is a harbinger of bad things to come I fearWayside a whole eight pages of horror Rick wasthe most light skinned out of all of us and he carried himself like all of kindness in a bottle We get down to the double horror of view spoilerWhen we made it to the body my brother snatched my hand He made me touch Rick s face He told me this was what happened to fags hide spoiler

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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 under. 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


10 thoughts on “Lot Stories

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    I read and reviewed this book for Lambda Literary where my full review can be foundIntrospective and understated Lot gives voice to the silenced pain of Houston’s Black and Latinx working class The collection of thirteen linked short stori

  3. says:

    2020 UPDATE Won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Fiction category The Awards were announced on 31 May 2020Real Rating 48 of fiveThe Publisher Says Stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Hous

  4. says:

    Kudos to Bryan Washington for writing a powerful gritty short story collection that centers Black and Latinx working class ueer voices The stories honor the impact of racism gentrification and poverty on the characters’ wellbeing while still ensuring that their individual stories and connections with one another take center sta

  5. says:

    Bayou and Navigation are high points in this fantastic collection The only miss here is the longest selection Waugh which I never connected with Elgin was the best possible tale to end with This is one of the best written debuts I've read I'

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    I was super excited to read Lot and after walking circles around it in bookstores for several weeks and throwing it tentative looks I eventually bought a copy and sat down to read it I knew it was a gay book by a Black ueer author and since I'm

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    In the days before COVID 19 in a time when one could get a book signed and meet an author I met Attica Locke at t

  10. says:

    35 starsA moving and uniue collection of stories set in Houston TX I enjoyed that nearly half or of the stories were told from the perspective of one character while the others sprinkled throughout gave glimpses into the lives of various types of people around him in the city At times I found myself a bit disconnected and a few of the stori