Brooklyn Quartet is a fictional tale that is bookmarked by the very real story of Sean Bell being shot to death in 2006 in an altercation with NYC Police officers. It is a story about 3 kids who grow up together in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, who become best friends; who love each other, and who eventually almost destroy one another, and is told by an angel named Queen.
It is an exploration of how life treats each of them, both individually and collectively, over the course of 20 years, quite differently, simply because of who each of them are. Saint is black, Jamaal is white and Esther is Latina.
The story is sprinkled with racism, sexism and white privilege, but mainly Brooklyn Quartet is a love story; a beautifully tragic love story.