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A lucky man : stories / Jamel Brinkley.

Brinkley, Jamel, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Headingley Municipal Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Headingley Municipal Library BRI (Text) 36440000272555 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781555978051
  • ISBN: 1555978053
  • Physical Description: 243 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Public Space Book"--Title page.
Formatted Contents Note:
No more than a bubble -- J'ouvert, 1996 -- I happy am -- Everything the mouth eats -- A family -- A lucky man -- Infinite happiness -- Wolf and Rhonda -- Clifton's place.
Summary, etc.:
"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."
Awards Note:
National Book Award for fiction, Shortlist, 2018.
Subject: African American men > Fiction.
African American boys > Fiction.
Short stories, American > 21st century.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.
Short stories.

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