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Title:Salvage the Bones
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Publisher:Bloomsbury
ISBN:1608195228
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Number of Pages:261
Category:Fiction, Contemporary, African american, Literary fiction

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Salvage the Bones Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction b A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage Mississippi and Esch s father is growing concerned A hard drinker largely absent he doesn t show concern for much else Esch and her three brothers are stocking food but there isn t much to save Lately Esch can t keep down what food she gets she s fourteen and pregnant Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull s new litter dying one by one in the dirt While brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child s play and short on parenting As the twelve days that comprise the novel s framework yield to the final day and Hurricane Katrina the unforgettable family at the novel s heart motherless children sacrificing for each other as they can protecting and nurturing where love is scarce pulls itself up to struggle for another day A wrenching look at the lonesome brutal and restrictive realities of rural poverty Salvage the Bone is muscled with poetry revelatory and real

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Set in a rural town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast i Where the Line Bleeds i tells the story of fraternal twins Joshua and Christophe who are graduating high school as the novel begins The two boys both anticipate and dread their lives as adults Joshua finds a job working as a dock laborer on the Gulf of Mexico but Christophe has less luck Unable to find a job and desperate to alleviate his family s poverty he starts to sell drugs Joshua does not approve but his clumsy concern fractures the twins relationship When their long missing addict father reappears he provokes a shocking confrontation between himself and the brothers one that will ultimately damn or save them br br i Where the Line Bleeds i is unforgettable for the intense clarity of how the main relationships are rendered the love but growing tension between the twins their devotion to the slowly failing grandmother to raised them and the sense of obligation they feel toward her and most of all the alternating pain bewilderment anger and yearning they feel for the parents who abandoned them their mother for a new life in the big city of Atlanta and their father for drugs prison and even harsher debasements br br Jesmyn Ward herself grew up in a small Mississippi town near New Orleans and this book makes palpable her deep knowledge and love of this world black Creole poor drug riddled yet shored by strong family ties and a sense of community that balances hope and fatalism grief and triumph Hers is an important new voice in American fiction distinguished by its simple patient and utterly focused attentiveness to the physical details of her characters and their lives, Praise for i Guernica Annual i br br A stellar collection of the best of i Guernica i with voices from the fringes important probing Q amp As and overall nonfiction writing that shows us who we really are today i Flavorwire i br br i Guernica i s first ever print edition celebrates a decade of being the baddest online only lit mag on the New York City block i Bustle i br br The world that terrible heaving gorgeous impossibility is to be found shining in every edition of i Guernica i Junot Diaz br br i Guernica Annual i is an anthology of the best features interviews fiction poetry and daily i i articles from i Guernica i in, b Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction b br br A searing and profound Southern odyssey br br In Jesmyn Ward s first novel since her National Book Award winning i Salvage the Bones i this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty first century America Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner i The Odyssey i and the Old Testament Ward gives us an epochal story a journey through Mississippi s past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle Ward is a major American writer multiply awarded and universally lauded and in i Sing Unburied Sing i she is at the height of her powers br br Jojo and his toddler sister Kayla live with their grandparents Mam and Pop and the occasional presence of their drug addicted mother Leonie on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother which only come to her when she s high Mam is dying of cancer and quiet steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man When the white father of Leonie s children is released from prison she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm the Mississippi State Penitentiary on a journey rife with danger and promise br br i Sing Unburied Sing i grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power and limitations of the bonds of family Rich with Ward s distinctive musical language i Sing Unburied Sing i is a majestic new work and an essential contribution to American literature, b Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction b A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage Mississippi and Esch s father is growing concerned A hard drinker largely absent he doesn t show concern for much else Esch and her three brothers are stocking food but there isn t much to save Lately Esch can t keep down what food she gets she s fourteen and pregnant Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull s new litter dying one by one in the dirt While brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child s play and short on parenting As the twelve days that comprise the novel s framework yield to the final day and Hurricane Katrina the unforgettable family at the novel s heart motherless children sacrificing for each other as they can protecting and nurturing where love is scarce pulls itself up to struggle for another day A wrenching look at the lonesome brutal and restrictive realities of rural poverty Salvage the Bone is muscled with poetry revelatory and real