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Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones( )
Author: Ward, Jesmyn
ISBN:978-1-4104-4711-1
Publication Date:Jul 2012
Publisher:Bolinda Publishing Pty, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $63.80
Book Description:

Winner of the 2011 National Book Award -- A hurricane is 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. Fourteen and pregnant, Esch can't keep down what food she gets. A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, Salvage the Bones is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.

Book Details
Pages:406
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Family Life / Siblings
Fiction / Southern
Fiction / African American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.478 x 21.844 x 2.286 cm
Book Weight:0.75 Kilograms
Author Biography
Ward, Jesmyn (Author)
Jesmyn Ward was born in DeLisle, Mississippi in 1977. She became a writer after the death of her brother by a drunk driver. She received a MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. Her books include the novel Where the Line Bleeds, the memoir Men We Reaped, and the nonfiction work The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race. Salvage the Bones won the National Book Award in Fiction in 2011 and an Alex Award in 2012. Sing, Unburied, Sing won the National Book Award in Fiction in 2017. She taught at University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama, and Tulane University.

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