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A Lucky Man

Fiction Jamel Brinkley

Lincoln Murray was sucking in his stomach on the crowded morning subway. He struggled to keep it from touching anyone, especially the young woman in front of him. Her throat was cool with perfume. Now in his midfifties, Lincoln withheld himself by habit, letting his stomach settle into its full  [...]

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Issue 22



Winter 2015


Jamel Brinkley was a 2014 Kimbilio Fellow at the Center for African American Fiction and is pursuing an MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.


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