Salvage the Bones

Product Number: EB00636646
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781608196272
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Winner of the National Book AwardJesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina.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. Meanwhile, 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 make up the novel's framework yield to their dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family--motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce--pulls itself up to face another day. A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, Salvage the Bones is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.

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Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Original Publish Date: Aug 30, 2011

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Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
Product Number C00514
Released: Jan 18, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464023583
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Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
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Released: Feb 01, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464023613
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Author(s): Jesmyn Ward
Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
Product Number MP0323
Released: Mar 16, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464023620

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