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Heavy

An American Memoir

Heavy( )
Author: Laymon, Kiese
ISBN:978-1-5266-0575-7
Publication Date:Dec 2018
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $32.99
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'So beautifully written, so insightful, so thoughtful, so honest, so vulnerable, so intimate ... A gift' JESMYN WARD'Wow. Just wow' ROXANE GAY'Unflinchingly honest' RENI EDDO-LODGE'An act of truth-telling unlike any other I can think of' ALEXANDER CHEEA TLS BOOK OF THE YEARThe story of the black male experience in America you've never read beforeKiese Laymon grew up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in...
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Author Biography
Laymon, Kiese (Author)
Kiese Laymon is an American author and professor, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended Millsap College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College and earned his MFA in Fiction from Indiana University. He is the Ottilie Schillig Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. He has written a novel entitled Long Division; a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America; and a memoir, Heavy: An American Memoir. He won the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for nonfiction with his memoir, Heavy.

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