"a fresh new voice in fiction"
—O, the Oprah magazine
"Powerful…Jackson’s prose has a spoken-word cadence, the language flying off the page with percussive energy."
—New York Times
"I was touched by characters whose lives were often as real for me as my memories of growing up."
—John Edgar Wideman, author of Fanon, Philadelphia Fire, and Brothers and Keepers
"Mitchell Jackson writes brilliant sentences, so full of the energy and beauty and tragedy of life... an important new voice in literary fiction."
—Michael Kimball, author of Big Ray
"A wrenchingly beautiful debut by a writer to be reckoned with, The Residue Years marks the beginning of a most promising career."
—Jesmyn Ward, author of Salvage the Bones and Men We Reaped
"In this raw heartwreck of a novel, every bit of personal wisdom is hard-won."
—Amy Hempel, author of The Collected Stories