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Sing, unburied, sing

Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Circus, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Road fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1408891042 9781408891049 1408891034 9781408891032
OCLC Number: 987348765
Description: 289 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jesmyn Ward.

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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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This wrenching new novel by Jesmyn Ward digs deep into the not-buried heart of the American nightmare. A must -- Margaret Atwood * Twitter * Maybe that's the miracle here: that ordinary people whose Read more...

 
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