Riverhead Books, March 2019. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #290530
One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year" Phenomenal --Justin Torres, author of We the Animals
Brilliant --Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun
"A profound exploration of the true meaning of borders." --The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2019 in the New York Times by Dwight Garner
A New York Times Notable Book of 2019
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.
First printing w/ full number line; Tight binding; Clean, sturdy white/yellow paper covered boards w/ blue gilt lettering at front and spine; Text free of markings; Dust jacket near fine, housed in protective mylar for further preservation; An exceptional copy, fit for any collector's library.