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Books in Print: A Book Club discusses Kiese Laymon’s HEAVY Conversation led by Print Co-Owner Josh Christie

Monday, March 25, 7PM

Books in Print: A Book Club discusses Kiese Laymon’s HEAVY
Conversation led by Print Co-Owner Josh Christie

In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon 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. Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been. A personal narrative that illuminates national failures, HEAVY is defiant yet vulnerable, an insightful, often comical exploration of weight, identity, art, friendship, and family that begins with a confusing childhood—and continues through twenty-five years of haunting implosions and long reverberations.

Event date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501125669
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019