Hardback Heavy : an American memoir / Kiese Laymon
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018
ISBN: 1526605759 9781526605757
Control number 1526605759
What does the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies and deception do to a black body, a black family and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse? In 'Heavy', Laymon writes about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to his career as a young college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, abuse, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing and ultimately gambling.