Victor LaValle on “A Lucky Man” by Jamel Brinkley (’14)

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I tell you this longish anecdote as a way to prepare you for what I see as the magic in Jamel Brinkley’s stories. These stories deal in large-scale deceit and betrayal, there are painful things at work in this fiction, but much like the scene I described above, Jamel Brinkley regularly finds ways to pierce through the dramatic and find the subtle and humane lurking within.

Read the full post here: Victor LaValle on “A Lucky Man”

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