Bryan Washington’s Lot is an ambitious debut collection from an exciting young writer. Each story occurs in Houston, and half of them follow teenage Nicolás as he navigates the violence of street and family life while discovering his own sexuality. One story details the hilarious and poignant escapades of two friends discovering a strange bayou creature they call a chupacabra. Another short elegiacally traces the dissolution of a pickup basketball crew. The collection as a whole paints a lively portrait of a city defining itself in the face of disasters: hurricanes, gentrification, drugs, AIDS, the desire to leave, the inability to do so. Recommended by Danny

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ISBN: 9780525533672
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 19th, 2019

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