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Mitchell S. Jackson Reads The Residue Years

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 | 4,009 views

Mitchell S. Jackson reads from his new novel, not a memoir, The Residue Years, at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

The Residue Years, the debut novel by Mitchell S. Jackson, has been promoted as a fictionalized account of his time growing up as a black man in predominantly white Portland, Oregon. Jackson, celebrating the launch at Greenlight Bookstore, dispels the notion that he wrote a memoir. Its purely fiction. Later he’ll explain why: “I didn’t want anybody to catch any cases.”

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