I Will Not Leave You Comfortless

I Will Not Leave You Comfortless
I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (back cover)

I Will Not Leave You Comfortless

“One of the most daring and affecting memoirs I’ve read.”
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I Will Not Leave You Comfortless is the intimate memoir of a boy’s growing up in small-town Missouri, from a writer “known for beautifully expressive and strikingly lucid prose” (Thisbe Nissen).

In 1984, the eleventh year of his life, Jeremy Jackson experiences his first love, the loss of his grandmother, and his sister’s departure for collegeseemingly ordinary events that erode his innocence in a way that will never be fully repaired. Through tenderhearted, steadfast prose—redolent of the glories of outdoor life on the family farm—Jackson recalls the deeply sensual wonders of his rural Midwestern childhood: thunderstorms roaring off the prairie, fresh milk in bottles, bicycle rides in September sunlight, and the horizon vanishing behind tall grasses. At once elegiac and startlingly direct, these fluid and powerful missives evoke the pain and beauty that mingle within even a happy childhood.

With storytelling informed by a profound sense of place and an emotional memory startlingly vivid, readers young and old will be transported and transformed by this coming-of-age tale.

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5.5 × 8.5 × 0.625 in
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Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Jackson is the author of the memoir I Will Not Leave You Comfortless and two novels, In Summer and Life at These Speeds, which was selected for Barnes & Nobles Discover Great New Writers.

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