A Lucky Man

Stories
Product Number: EB00711389
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781555979959
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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Description

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving himself a man through the all-night revel of J'Ouvert can't help but look out for his impressionable younger brother. A pair of college boys on the prowl follow two girls home from a party and have to own the uncomfortable truth of their desires. And at a capoeira conference, two brothers grapple with how to tell the story of their family, caught in the dance of their painful, fractured history. Jamel Brinkley's stories, in a debut that announces the arrival of a significant new voice, reflect the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them, especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class-where luck may be the greatest fiction of all.

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Author(s): Jamel Brinkley
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2018

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Author(s): Jamel Brinkley
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number C05621
Released: Aug 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980033370
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Author(s): Jamel Brinkley
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number Z15349
Released: Aug 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980033448

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