The Resource Heavy : an American memoir, Kiese Laymon

Heavy : an American memoir, Kiese Laymon

Label
Heavy : an American memoir
Title
Heavy
Title remainder
an American memoir
Statement of responsibility
Kiese Laymon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about the physical manifestations of violence, grief, trauma, and abuse on his own body. He writes of his own eating disorder and gambling addiction as well as similar issues that run throughout his family. Through self-exploration, storytelling, and honest conversation with family and friends, Heavy seeks to bring what has been hidden into the light and to reckon with all of its myriad sources, from the most intimate--a mother-child relationship--to the most universal--a society that has undervalued and abused black bodies for centuries"--
Summary
An essayist and novelist 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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction, 2019.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732683
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laymon, Kiese
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laymon, Kiese
  • Laymon, Kiese
  • African Americans
  • Compulsive gamblers
  • Eating disorders
  • Mother and child
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an American memoir
Label
Heavy : an American memoir, Kiese Laymon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: been -- Boy man -- Black abundance -- Home worked -- Addict Americans -- Epilogue: bend
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9781501125669
Lccn
2018002915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Heavy : an American memoir, Kiese Laymon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: been -- Boy man -- Black abundance -- Home worked -- Addict Americans -- Epilogue: bend
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9781501125669
Lccn
2018002915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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