The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

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Pub Date 02 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 08 Jun 2021

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A timely reissue of the extraordinary stories by JT LeRoy/Laura Albert that won international acclaim, to be timed with the theatrical release of the documentary Author: The JT LeRoy Story


This book of interconnected stories depicts the chaotic life of a young boy on the run with his teenage mother. When Sarah reclaims Jeremiah from his foster parents, he finds himself catapulted into her world of motels and truck stops, exposed to the abusive, exploitative men she encounters. As he learns to survive in this harrowing environment, Jeremiah also learns to love his mother, even as she descends into drug-fueled madness.


Told in spare, lyrical prose, rich with imagination and dark humor, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things transforms the savagery of Jeremiah’s world into an indelible experience of compassion. This special edition includes an additional seven stories, previously uncollected, by JT LeRoy, the literary persona of Laura Albert.

A timely reissue of the extraordinary stories by JT LeRoy/Laura Albert that won international acclaim, to be timed with the theatrical release of the documentary Author: The JT LeRoy Story


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Advance Praise

“An eyewitness’s imagination burns in his language, which is not lyrical but as vivid as a match held close to the face.”

-New York Times


“The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things [has] grit, tragedy, and power. The force of the story continues to exist.”

-Lit Hub


“Strong, fierce, hard…Astonishing.”

-Kirkus Reviews


“Remarkable.”

-Booklist


“A startling achievement.”

-Publishers Weekly


"Beautifully structured and written.”

-Hubert Selby Jr., author of Last Exit to Brooklyn

“An eyewitness’s imagination burns in his language, which is not lyrical but as vivid as a match held close to the face.”

-New York Times


“The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things [has] grit, tragedy...


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This reissue includes an additional seven stories previously uncollected.

This reissue includes an additional seven stories previously uncollected.


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EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781094148984
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DURATION 9 Hours, 30 Minutes

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