Books by Kiese Laymon

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A dynamic memoir that is unsettling in all the best ways."
A challenging memoir about black-white relations, income inequality, mother-son dynamics, Mississippi byways, lack of personal self-control, education from kindergarten through graduate school, and so much more. Read full book review >
LONG DIVISION by Kiese Laymon
Released: June 15, 2013

"Laymon moves us dazzlingly (and sometimes bewilderingly) from 1964 to 1985 to 2013 and incorporates themes of prejudice, confusion and love rooted in an emphatically post-Katrina world."
A novel within a novel—hilarious, moving and occasionally dizzying. Read full book review >