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Salvage the bones : a novel / Jesmyn Ward.

Ward, Jesmyn. (Author).

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General Note: National Book Award Winner for Fiction, 2011.
Summary, etc.: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.
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National Book Award Winner for Fiction, 2011.
Subject: African American children Fiction
African American teenage girls Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Motherless families Fiction
African American families Mississippi Fiction
Rural poor Mississippi Fiction
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Fiction
Gulf Coast (Miss.) Fiction

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Salvage the Bones
Salvage the Bones
by Ward, Jesmyn
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Salvage the Bones


Winner of the National Book Award Jesmyn 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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