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The Resource Sing, unburied, sing : a novel, Jesmyn Ward

Sing, unburied, sing : a novel, Jesmyn Ward

Label
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel
Title
Sing, unburied, sing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jesmyn Ward
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Jesmyn Ward's first novel since her National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey 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 Sing, Unburied, Sing she is at the height of her powers. 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. Sing, Unburied, Sing grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power, and limitations, of the bonds of family
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Jesmyn
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Drug addicts
  • Mississippi
Target audience
general
Label
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel, Jesmyn Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
19901607
Extent
289 pages.
Isbn
9781501126062
Lccn
2017039315
Label
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel, Jesmyn Ward
Publication
Control code
19901607
Extent
289 pages.
Isbn
9781501126062
Lccn
2017039315

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