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Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell S. Jackson

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An electrifying, dazzlingly written reckoning and an essential addition to the conversation about race and class, ‘Survival Math’ takes its name from the calculations that award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson made to survive the Portland, Oregon, of his youth. This dynamic book explores gangs and guns, near-death experiences, sex work, masculinity, composite fathers, the concept of ‘hustle’ and the destructive power of addiction – all framed within the story of Jackson, his family and his community. Mitchell S. Jackson presents a microcosm of struggle and survival in contemporary urban America – an exploration of the forces that shaped his life, his city, and the lives of so many black men like him.

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