Avid Bookshop presents author Kiese Laymon in celebration of Heavy: An American Memoir. This reading and signing event will take place on Saturday, November 10, from 6-7pm at Canopy Studio. The event is free and open to the public, and we encourage you to purchase a copy of Heavy and get it signed by the author! Signed and personalized books make great gifts.
ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR:
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.