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The residue years : a novel
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Published:
New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc:
346 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Jackson
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Winner Whiting Writers' Award Winner Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction Finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America's whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In the '90s, those streets and beyond had fallen under the shadow of crack cocaine and its familiar mayhem. In his commanding debut autobiographical novel, Mitchell writes what it was to come of age in that time and place, with a breakout voice that's nothing less than extraordinary.

The Residue Years switches between the perspectives of a young man, Champ, and his mother, Grace. Grace is just out of a drug treatment program, trying to stay clean and get her kids back. Champ is trying to do right by his mom and younger brothers, and dreams of reclaiming the only home he and his family have ever shared. But selling crack is the only sure way he knows to achieve his dream. In this world of few options and little opportunity, where love is your strength and your weakness, this family fightsfor family and against what tears one apart.

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English
ISBN:
9781620400296, 9781620400289, 1620400286

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Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America's whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In the '90s, those streets and beyond had fallen under the shadow of crack cocaine and its familiar mayhem. In his commanding autobiographical novel, Mitchell writes what it was to come of age in that time and place, with a break-out voice that's nothing less than extraordinary."The Residue Years" switches between the perspectives of a young man, Champ, and his mother, Grace. Grace is just out of a drug treatment program, trying to stay clean and get her kids back. Champ is trying to do right by his mom and younger brothers, and dreams of reclaiming the only home he and his family have ever shared. But selling crack is the only sure way he knows to achieve his dream. 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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Jackson, M. S. (2013). The residue years: a novel. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jackson, Mitchell S. 2013. The Residue Years: A Novel. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jackson, Mitchell S, The Residue Years: A Novel. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jackson, Mitchell S. The Residue Years: A Novel. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. Print.

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