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A lucky man: stories

By: Brinkley, Jamel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Canada Graywolf Press 2018Description: 243p.ISBN: 9781555978051.Subject(s): Short stories American - 21st century | African American men - Fiction | Nine Short StoriesDDC classification: 813.6 Summary: In nine powerful stories, Jamel Brinkley explores the charged, complex ties between men whose mistakes threaten their relationships with friends, lovers, and family members. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his day camp group at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. 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. A debut that Entertainment Weekly saw “creating waves within the literary sphere,” A Lucky Man reflects 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. https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/lucky-man
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In nine powerful stories, Jamel Brinkley explores the charged, complex ties between men whose mistakes threaten their relationships with friends, lovers, and family members. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his day camp group at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. 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. A debut that Entertainment Weekly saw “creating waves within the literary sphere,” A Lucky Man reflects 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.

https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/lucky-man

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