Book Launch: Mitchell Jackson

Wednesday, August 21, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Mitchell Jackson presents The Residue Years

Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America’s whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In the 1990s, those streets and beyond had fallen under the shadow of crack cocaine and its familiar mayhem. In his commanding autobiographical novel The Residue Years, Mitchell writes what it was to come of age in that time and place, through the story of a young man, Champ, and his mother, Grace. In this world of few options and little opportunity, where love is your strength and your weakness, this family fights for family and against what tears one apart. The novel has been highly praised by fellow authors including Jesmyn Ward, Maaza Mengiste, Amy Hempel, and Victor LaValle, who writes “It's so tough to write beautifully about ugly things but Mitchell S. Jackson makes it look easy… This is a memorable, powerful novel and Mitchell S. Jackson is a genuine talent.” Mitchell launches his book with a reading and discussion event at Greenlight.

Event date: 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton Street
11217 Brooklyn
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ISBN: 9781620400289
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 20th, 2013