SURVIVAL MATH: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell S. Jackson

July 6th, 2019 by Goshen Public Library Leave a reply »

An electrifying, dazzling written reckoning & essential addition to the national conversation about race & class, Survival Math takes its name from the calculations award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson made to survive the Portland , Oregon of his youth.  This dynamic book explores gangs & guns, near-death experiences, sex work, masculinity, composite fathers, the concept of “hustle”, & the destructive power of addiction—all framed within the story of Jackson, his family, & his community.

Lauded for its breathtaking pace, its tender portrayals, its stark candor, & its luminous style, Survival Math reveals on every page the searching intellect & originality of its author.  The sum of Survival Math‘s parts is a highly original whole, one that reflects on the exigencies—over generations—that have shaped the lives of so many disenfranchised Americans.

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