BOOK GROUP: Lot by Bryan Washington

17th July 2022
The Outburst Office | 109-113 Royal Avenue

The Outburst Book Group is back in-person for the first time this year on Sunday 17th July at 3pm facilitated by local writer Mícheál McCann

From new novels to queer classics, we read books that are a great conversation starter around queer experience and ideas, about where we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going. We meet once a month and you can come every time or just once if you fancy it.

It’s totally FREE and everyone is welcome, no special knowledge needed! You just need to read the book in advance.

If you can’t find or afford the book, just email and we’ll sort something.

This time we’re reading LOT by Bryan Washington – an entralling collection of interelated short stories about a young gay man finding his place “with soulful insight into what makes a community, a family, and a life“.

Venue is the Outburst HQ in Belfast City Centre, full details when you book your place via our website, link in bio.

(Venue has wheelchair access, all gender loo and free refreshments)

Any questions, feel free to drop us a message. See you there!

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.

This boy and his family experience the tumult of living in the margins, the heartbreak of ghosts, and the braveries of the human heart. The stories of others living and thriving and dying across Houston’s myriad neighborhoods are woven throughout to reveal a young woman’s affair detonating across an apartment complex, a rag-tag baseball team, a group of young hustlers, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, and a reluctant chupacabra.

Bryan Washington’s brilliant, viscerally drawn world leaps off the page 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 is about love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.

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