Author(s): Bryan Washington
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 neighbourhoods: 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, 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.