HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

Submitted by dchitov on Thu, 2018-10-18 20:34
Posted on October 18, 2018 in
HEAVY by Kiese Laymon
Elle, selecting HEAVY as “The 19 Best Books of 2018 (So Far),” called Laymon’s memoir “a staggering opus… a heartbreaking narrative on black bodies: how we hurt them, protect them, and try to heal them.” HEAVY also received a rave review from NPR books where Martha Anne Toll writes, “Dear America, please read this book. Kiese Laymon is a star in the American literary firmament, with a voice that is courageous, honest, loving, and singularly beautiful.”

In a major Buzzfeed profile of Kiese Laymon, Bim Adewunmi proclaims, “the Southern writer cements his place in the canon of American literature.” Kiese Laymon’s short essay “On Being and Feeling Good” will appear in the October 21, 2018 issue of The New York Book Review. Scribner published the book on October 16, 2018.

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