Sing, Unburied, Sing Pdf Summary Reviews By Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing Pdf 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. Rich with Ward’s distinctive, musical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an essential contribution to American literature. 

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About Jesmyn Ward Author Of Sing, Unburied, Sing Pdf Book

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Jesmyn Ward Author Of Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward Author Of Sing, Unburied, Sing Pdf Book is the author of Where the Line Bleeds, Salvage the Bones, and Men We Reaped. She is a former Stegner Fellow (Stanford University) and Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi. She is an associate professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University.

Her work has appeared in BOMBA Public Space and The Oxford American.

Sing, Unburied, Sing pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

Sing, Unburied, Sing pdf
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scribner; Reprint edition (May 8, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1501126075
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1501126079
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 840L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #5,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #143 in Coming of Age Fantasy (Books)
  • #349 in Coming of Age Fiction (Books)
  • #586 in Literary Fiction (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars    3,749 ratings

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