“A colourful memoir of race, violence, circle of relatives, and manhood…a virtuosic wail of a guide” (The Boston Globe), Survival Math calculates how award-profitable writer Mitchell S. Jackson survived the Portland, Oregon, of his formative years.

This “spellbinding” (NPR) guide explores gangs and weapons, close to-loss of life reports, intercourse paintings, masculinity, composite fathers, the idea that of “hustle,” and the damaging energy of habit—all framed inside the tale of Mitchell Jackson, his circle of relatives, and his group. Lauded for its breathtaking %, its delicate portrayals, its stark candor, and its luminous taste, Survival Math reveals on each web page the looking out mind and originality of its writer. The principle narrative, excited about working out the antecedents of Jackson’s circle of relatives’s revel in, is complemented through survivor information, which characteristic images and riveting brief narratives of a couple of of Jackson’s male family.

“A prone, sobering take a look at Jackson’s lifestyles and past, in all its tragedies, burdens, and faults” (San Francisco Chronicle), the sum of Survival Math’s portions is a extremely authentic entire, one who displays at the exigencies—over generations—that experience formed the lives of such a lot of disenfranchised American citizens. “Each poetic and brutally fair” (Salon), Mitchell S. Jackson’s nonfiction debut is as very important as it’s gorgeous, as actual as it’s clever, a novel fulfillment, to not be ignored.