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The classic JT LeRoy story collection is now available in audio for the first time ever, featuring 11 previously uncollected stories, including one never before published, and an all-star line-up of 21 narrators.

“Beautifully structured and written.” (Hubert Selby, Jr., author of Last Exit to Brooklyn)

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.

Foreword written and read by Jeff Feuerzeig

Narrators include: Laura Albert, Shirley Manson, Joshua Caleb Johnson, SOKO, Michael Imperioli, Winsome Brown, Pamela Sneed, Robin Weigert, Lawrence Rothman, Kerris Dorsey, Julie Mintz, Paul Mendez, Donovan Leitch, Daniel Newman, Darnell Martin, Alissa Bennett, Libby Mintz, Laura Desiree, Christelle de Castro, and Laila Hayani. 

©2001 J T LeRoy. Previously unpublished stories © 2016 by Dove’s Diner, Inc. Foreword © 2016 by Jeff Feuerzeig (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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definitely a must listen if you read it before!

I have read this book and watched the film several times. I was very excited to find that there was 3 hours of book left after what I knew as the ending. Although it doesn't really add much more to the story as a whole, it still is very satisfying that it goes on bc the original ending left you needing to know more. Now I do. I will say though, most of the readers are great but some are so different it messes with the flow and mood.

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  • 03-01-21

A jumbled, harrowing mess

Hard to know where to start. If this story was genuinely autobiographical or even semi autobiographical it would be hard to stomach, painfully sad but knowing it may have helped the author get the words out into the story would make it purposeful. This is nothing more than a peadophile’s wet dream, graphic detail of child sexual abuse which I just don’t know why any author would want to masquerade as the person that went through but didn’t. It’s very strange, disturbing and leaves a very bad taste in the mouth. Onto the production which is a jumbled mess of multiple narrators playing the same part so chapter by chapter the story jumps to a different time and place but you have no idea what’s going on because some else is narrating a part that was played by someone else only moments ago. Don’t waste your credit or your money!

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