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How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir (Hardback)

By Jones, Saeed

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From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power. People don't just happen, writes Saeed Jones. We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to rais...e us. The 'I' it seems doesn't exist until we are able to say, 'I am no longer yours.' Haunted and haunting, Jones's memoir 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 mother and grandmother, 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. Blending poetry and prose, Jones has developed a style that is equal parts sensual, beautiful, and 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.
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ISBN 9781501132735
Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781501132735
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Released 1 Nov 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jones, Saeed
Category Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Poetry & Poets
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 811.6
Weight 349g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress African American poets - Biography - 21st century, Gay authors - Biography - United States, Gay authors - United States, Jones, Saeed
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade