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The Resource How we fight for our lives : a memoir, Saeed Jones

How we fight for our lives : a memoir, Saeed Jones

Label
How we fight for our lives : a memoir
Title
How we fight for our lives
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Saeed Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"People don't just happen," writes Saeed Jones. "We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The 'I' it seems doesn't exist until we are able to say, 'I am no longer yours.'" Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir. Jones tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence - into tumultuous relationships with his family, into passing flings with lovers, friends, and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another - and to one another - as we fight to become ourselves. An award-winning poet, Jones has developed a style that's as beautiful as it is powerful - a voice that's by turns a river, a blues, and a nightscape set ablaze. --
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Assigning source
From dust jacket
Awards note
Stonewall Book Award, Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award, 2020.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Saeed
Dewey number
  • 811/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O6279
LC item number
Z46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jones, Saeed
  • African American authors
  • Gay authors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
  • African American authors
  • Gay authors
  • United States
  • African American authors
  • Gay authors
Label
How we fight for our lives : a memoir, Saeed Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1086495363
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 192 pages
Isbn
9781501132742
Lccn
2019002515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029483768
System control number
(OCoLC)1086495363
Label
How we fight for our lives : a memoir, Saeed Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1086495363
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 192 pages
Isbn
9781501132742
Lccn
2019002515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029483768
System control number
(OCoLC)1086495363

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