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Summary

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.

©2019 Bryan Washington (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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