The Residue Years
A NovelBook - 2013
From Library Staff
multcolib Jun 19, 2018
Working to reclaim her children after rehab, Rhonda avoids the toxic people of her past, focuses on her faith, and worries about her eldest son, who involves himself in drug dealing in a misguided attempt to secure funds for a family home.
multcolib Nov 11, 2014
This year’s Everybody Reads pick really is a novel every Portlander
needs to read. It’s a modern day Grapes of Wrath in its unflinching look at society. Jackson’s mix of street and literary language is electrifying.
multcolib_woodstock Nov 01, 2013
Author writes what it was like to grow up black in the 1990s in white Portland, OR
Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America's whitest city, Portland, OR. in the '90s. In his autobiographical novel, he writes what it was to come of age in that time and place. The Residue Years switches between the perspectives of a young man, Champ, who dreams of reclaiming... Read More »