Listeners gain an intimate sense of Saeed Jones's life through vignettes he presents with grace, compassion, and ferocity. His poetic memoir was born when he turned to writing to heal in the aftermath of an assault, and it centers around struggling as a young, black, and gay boy in the South. He and his mother were close, and when she dies, his anguish is palpable. Jones narrates unflinchingly through early curiosity about his sexuality, homophobia from family and community, and damaging sexual encounters. While he's skilled at creating voices for everyone in his audiobook, certain voices--taunting slurs, crazed declarations of violence--are particularly chilling. Through his dynamic narration, listeners will feel as though they are sharing intense confidences and moments of joy with a close friend. E.E.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781508297444 $17.99
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