Paperback, 240 pages

English language

Published Nov. 11, 2020 by Atlantic Books, Limited.


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3 stars (1 review)

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 boys.

Around him, others live and thrive and die in Houston's myriad neighborhoods: a young woman whose affair detonates across an apartment complex, a ragtag baseball team, a group of young hustlers, hurricane survivors, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, a reluctant chupacabra.

Bryan Washington's brilliant, viscerally drawn world vibrates with energy, wit, raw power, and the infinite longing of people searching for home. With soulful insight into what makes a community, a family, and a life, Lot explores trust and love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.

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3 stars

Un ensemble d'histoires assez courtes sur la vie au sein d'un lotissement afro-américain et le fait de grandir en se découvrant homosexuel. Aucun misérabilisme, juste le réel dans toute sa diversité. J'ai beaucoup aimé la galerie de personnages que l'on croise, les vies qui se nouent et se dénouent ainsi que le regard de l'auteur sur ces moments de vie assez unique. Certains passages sont durs à suivre car écrits comme un flux de pensée, mais dans l'ensemble j'ai assez aimé ce recueil.


A collection of fairly short stories about life in an African-American lot and growing up discovering oneself as a gay man. No miserabilism, just reality in all its diversity. I really liked the gallery of characters that we meet, the lives that are tied up and untied as well as the author's view of these unique moments in life. Some parts are hard to follow because …