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The Resource How we fight for our lives : a memoir, Saeed Jones, (large print)

How we fight for our lives : a memoir, Saeed Jones, (large print)

Label
How we fight for our lives : a memoir
Title
How we fight for our lives
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Saeed Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir. Jones tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence--into tumultuous relationships with his family, into passing flings with lovers, friends, and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another--and to one another--as we fight to become ourselves. An award-winning poet, Jones has developed a style that's as beautiful as it is powerful--a voice that's by turns a river, a blues, and a nightscape set ablaze. How We Fight for Our Lives is a one-of-a-kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer for our time"--
Summary
The co-host of BuzzFeed’s AM to DM, award-winning poet and author of Prelude to Bruise documents his coming-of-age as a young, gay, black man in an American South at a crossroads of sex, race and power
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, 2019.
  • Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography, 2020.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2019.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2019
  • Stonewall Book Awards: Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award, 2020.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10825409
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Saeed
Dewey number
  • 811/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O6279
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print African-American
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jones, Saeed
  • African American authors
  • Gay authors
  • Gay authors
Target audience
adult
Label
How we fight for our lives : a memoir, Saeed Jones, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"'Elergy with Grown Folks' Music' by Saeed Jones first appeared in Tin House #69"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
255 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432875237
Lccn
2019042683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20200309-060
Label
How we fight for our lives : a memoir, Saeed Jones, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
"'Elergy with Grown Folks' Music' by Saeed Jones first appeared in Tin House #69"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
255 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432875237
Lccn
2019042683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20200309-060

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