Sing, unburied, sing: a novel

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WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, is a &;tour de force&; (O, The Oprah Magazine) and a timeless work of fiction that is destined to become a classic.Jesmyn Ward&;s historic second National Book Award&;winner is &;perfectly poised for the moment&; (The New York Times), an intimate portrait of three generations of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. &;Ward&;s writing throbs with life, grief, and love&; this book is the kind that makes you ache to return to it&; (Buzzfeed). Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn&;t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White father, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent White grandfather, Big Joseph, who won&;t acknowledge his existence; and the memories of his dead uncle, Given, who died as a teenager. His mother, Leonie, is an inconsistent presence in his and his toddler sister&;s lives. She is an imperfect mother in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is Black and her children&;s father is White. She wants to be a better mother but can&;t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. Simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she&;s high, Leonie is embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances. When the children&;s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another thirteen-year-old boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love. Rich with Ward&;s distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic and unforgettable family story and &;an odyssey through rural Mississippi&;s past and present&; (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
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Grouping Titlesing unburied sing
Grouping Authorjesmyn ward
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-12-03 04:51:57AM
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Harrison, Kelvin, Jr.,
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display_description"A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. 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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subject_facetAfrican American children -- Fiction
African American families -- Fiction
African American families -- Mississippi -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Children of drug addicts
Children of drug addicts -- Fiction
Children of prisoners -- Fiction
Downloadable audio books
Drug addicts
Drug addicts -- Fiction
FICTION / Literary
Grandparent and child -- Fiction
Gulf Coast (Miss.) -- Fiction
Mississippi -- Fiction
Road fiction
Rural poor -- Mississippi -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
title_displaySing, unburied, sing : a novel
title_fullSing, Unburied, Sing A Novel
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel / Jesmyn Ward
title_shortSing, unburied, sing
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African American children
African American families
Brothers and sisters
Children of drug addicts
Children of prisoners
Drug addicts
FICTION / Literary
Grandparent and child
Road fiction
Rural poor