Heavy : An American Memoir
2019 Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction
Author: Kiese Laymon
Published:3 Oct 2019
‘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 Jackson, Mississippi.