• A Lucky Man: Stories, Jamel Brinkley
      Graywolf Press, 9781555978051, May 1, 2018 (Fiction)

      A Lucky Man is a short story collection I plan to recommend to everyone I know. Rarely do collections capture as many different voices as this one does, and each story is powerful on its own and as part of the whole. Jamel Brinkley has brought us characters from all walks of life who are recognizable in their struggles and their humanity. These people could be anyone you see on the street, yet Brinkley uses them to show us profound truths about ourselves and those around us.”

      -Abby Fennewald, BookPeople (Austin, TX)

      “Bravo!  Brinkley’s stories are well-written, honest and fun to read. An exciting array of sophisticated, lyrical short stories written within the flavor of African American life during the post mid-century America.  He writes with rich descriptive language that shows what it is like to be in New York and how it feels to be human.”

      -Alyson Turner, Source Booksellers (Detroit, MI)

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