Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family

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6.0 X 5.8 X 1.1 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Mitchell S. Jackson is the author of Survival Math. His debut novel The Residue Years won the Ernest Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence, and it was also a finalist for the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. It earned high praise from the New York Times, Paris Review, and London Times. His honors include fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, TED, the Lannan Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Center for Fiction. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Salon, and Tin House, among other publications. He serves on the faculty at New York University and Columbia University.


Vivid and unflinching..Chronicles the struggles of friends and family with drugs, racism, violence, and hopelessness and puts a face on the cyclical nature of poverty.

-- "Boston Globe"

Extensive and illuminating...exploring issues like sex, violence, addiction, community, and the toll this takes on a person's life.

-- "BuzzFeed"

A stunning mix of internal monologue and historical and religious references that...shines an important light on the generational problems of America's oft-forgotten urban communities.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Close-call scenarios threaten both the lives and freedom of Jackson's family members...[An] inquisitive and unflinching investigation of the conditions that shaped him.

-- "Booklist (starred review)"