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Sing, unburied, sing
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Published:
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
Large print edition.
Physical Desc:
367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Status:
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Description
A New York Times BestsellerAn Indie Next PickA National Book Award-winning AuthorA Finalist for the National Book Award for FictionA Finalist for the Kirkus PrizeA Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie MedalA Publishers Weekly Top 10 of 2017Jesmyn Ward brings the archetypal road novel into rural 21st-century America. Rich with Ward's distinctive, lyrical language, this epic tale of hope and struggle journeys through Mississippi's past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power -- and limitations -- of family bonds.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781432846527, 1432846523
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.4, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
840

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Description
Ward (Salvage the Bones) tells the story of three generations of a struggling Mississippi family in this astonishing novel. "We don't walk no straight lines. It's all happening at once. All of it. We all here at once." This is the explanation 13-year-old Jojo is provided by his grandmother, the family matriarch, on her deathbed. "I'll be on the other side of the door," she reassures him, "With everybody else that's gone before." Jojo and his little sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, while Leonie, their mother, drifts in and out of their lives, causing chaos. Snorting coke one night, Leonie explains, "A clean burning shot through my bones, and then I forgot. The shoes I didn't buy, the melted cake ..." Leonie wants to be a better mother, and when Jojo's and Kayla's father is released from prison, Leonie takes the kids with her, hoping for a loving reunion, but what she gets instead is a harrowing drive across a muggy landscape haunted by hatred. Throughout the novel, though, are beautifully crafted moments of tenderness. When the dead, including Leonie's murdered brother, make their appearances and their demands, no one in the family's surprised. But their stories are deeply affecting, in no small part because of Ward's brilliant writing and compassionate eye. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ward, J. (2017). Sing, unburied, sing. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ward, Jesmyn. 2017. Sing, Unburied, Sing. Waterville, Maine: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ward, Jesmyn, Sing, Unburied, Sing. Waterville, Maine: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ward, Jesmyn. Sing, Unburied, Sing. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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