The classic JT LeRoy story collection is now available in audio for the first time ever, featuring eleven previously uncollected stories, including one never before published, and an all-star line-up of twenty-one narrators.
"Beautifully structured and written."--Hubert Selby, Jr., author of Last Exit to Brooklyn
This book of interconnected stories depicts the chaotic life of a young boy on the run with his teenage mother. When Sarah reclaims Jeremiah from his foster parents, he finds himself catapulted into her world of motels and truck stops, exposed to the abusive, exploitative men she encounters. As he learns to survive in this harrowing environment, Jeremiah also learns to love his mother, even as she descends into drug-fueled madness. Told in spare, lyrical prose, rich with imagination and dark humor, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things transforms the savagery of Jeremiah's world into an indelible experience of compassion.
Foreword written and read by Jeff Feuerzeig
Narrators include: Laura Albert, Shirley Manson, Joshua Caleb Johnson, SOKO, Michael Imperioli, Winsome Brown, Pamela Sneed, Robin Weigert, Lawrence Rothman, Kerris Dorsey, Julie Mintz, Paul Mendez, Donovan Leitch, Daniel Newman, Darnell Martin, Alissa Bennett, Libby Mintz, Laura Desiree, Christelle de Castro, and Laila Hayani.
About the Author
JT LeRoy is a literary persona created by Laura Albert. She is the author of Sarah, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, and Harold's End. lauraalbert.org.
Daniel Newman was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1978. He graduated from The Cooper Union in 2002 where he studied with Vito Acconci, Jonas Mekas, and Hans Haacke. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. His work takes many forms including drawing, collage, painting, audio, video, and printmaking. He is also a prolific bookmaker and has produced countless self published zines. In 2010 he was shortlisted for the Art Book of the Moment Award by Art Gallery of York University in Toronto, Canada.
Jeff Feuerzeig is the writer and director of the critically acclaimed non-fiction films Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, The Real Rocky, and Author: The JT LeRoy Story.