May 2018 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

A Lucky Man: Stories by Jamel BrinkleyOn the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
A Lucky Man: Stories, by Jamel Brinkley

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A Lucky Man marks the arrival of a brilliant new voice in contemporary fiction. In quiet, elegant prose, debut author Jamel Brinkley renders characters who are universally relatable yet entirely unique, with all the complexities and subtleties of living, breathing people. As I read their stories, I was swept up into the lives of these characters, so much so that at times I forgot I was reading fiction and felt instead that I was reading letters from old friends. This is an important and powerful collection. Its slice-of-life stories glow with a soft light, revealing rich detail and vibrant beauty in the dark corners of human experience. Every moment held me in silent awe.”

Jason Foose, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ


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