Thursday, February 4, 2021


Association. Benjamin Nugent reveals all the ingredients of our human stew in the stories collected in a volume titled, Fraternity. We find sweet, savory and sour tastes inside these stories about college life through the lens of a fraternity, its members and those with whom they relate. There were times when I could almost smell the air inside. There’s darkness and tenderness in these stories highlighting the struggles of boys trying to figure out what this stage of growing up is all about. While the men in these stories are somewhat predictable characters, the range comes from the strong female characters, one of whom is called “god.” Nugent updates Greek life on campus in ways that are in the context of tradition, but authentically set within today’s culture. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Fraternity from

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