Heavy

Heavy

An American Memoir

Book - 2018
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, [2018]
ISBN: 9781501125652
1501125656
9781501125669
1501125664
9781501125690
Branch Call Number: 305.896 Lay
Characteristics: xiv, 241 pages ; 22 cm

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