Heavy: An American Memoir
ISBN: 1501125664
EAN13: 9781501125669
Language: English
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.38" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher:
Select Format Format: Paperback Select Conditions Condition: New

Selected

Format: Paperback

Condition: New

$16.00
Quantity
188 Available

Select Conditions
  • New $16.00 Heavy: An American Memoir
Book Overview

This Description may be from another edition of this product.

*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*

*Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal and Kirkus Prize Finalist*

In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.

Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we've been.

In Heavy, Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early Read More chevron_right

Frequently Asked Questions About Heavy: An American Memoir

Book Reviews (0)

0
  |   0  reviews
Did you read Heavy: An American Memoir? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha

No customer reviews for the moment.