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Special UCD Writing Event - A Lucky Man: Stories by Jamel Brinkley

The Avid Reader is happy to announce our participation with a series of writing lectures hosted by the University of California Davis, held at the Peter J. Shields Library (second floor, just upstairs to the left of the elevators, where signs will be posted!), and their next event in this series which will be held on Thursday, February 7th at 7 p.m. with author Jamel Brinkley and his title A Lucky Man: Stories!


More about A Lucky Man:


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.


More about Jamel Brinkley:

Jamel Brinkley's stories have appeared in A Public SpaceGulf Coast, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has been a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellow. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Peter J. Shields Library
Second Floor
Davis, CA 95616
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ISBN: 9781555978051
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 1st, 2018

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Published: Graywolf Press - June 4th, 2019