A Lucky Man Summary
Jamel Brinkley

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A Lucky Man Overview

Jamel Brinkley's debut short story collection A Lucky Man presents a complex network of voices and experiences that open a window into the varied consciousnesses of the contemporary African American man. Brinkley's stories work to subvert tropes of the fatherless, amoral African American. Each of his stories grants an entrance into the lives of the young, middle-aged, and old, creating a layered multi-dimensional narrative of the human experience that transcends the minimizations of social stereotypes and myth-making.