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The Residue Years

A Novel

By Mitchell S Jackson

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.

Honest in its portrayal, with cadences that dazzle, The Residue Years signals the arrival of a writer set to awe.



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Format: Book
Author: Jackson, Mitchell S
Title: The Residue Years : a novel / Mitchell S. Jackson.
Publisher Date: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Subject: Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- Fiction. Mothers and sons -- Fiction Drug dealers -- Fiction Street life -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781620400289 (alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: F Jackson
Bib Id: 445751

Format: Book
Author: Jackson, Mitchell S.
Title: The Residue Years : a novel / Mitchell S. Jackson.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Description: 346 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- Fiction.
Subjects: Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Subjects: Drug dealers -- Fiction
Subjects: Street life -- Fiction
LCCN: 2013016977
ISBN: 9781620400289 (alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Jackson