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Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones

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Ward, Jesmyn Paperback fiction Annotation: 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 revelatory, real,...

Ward, Jesmyn

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Annotation: 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 revelatory, real, and muscled with poetry.

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"The novel's hugeness of heart and fierceness of family grip and hold on like [a] pit bull."--"O: The Oprah Magazine"" ""A pitch-perfect account of struggle and community in the rural South... Though the characters in "Salvage the Bones" face down Hurricane Katrina, the story isn't really about the storm. It's about people facing challenges, and how they band together to overcome adversity."-- "BookPage """ "Searing.... Despite the brutal world it depicts, "Salvage the Bones" is a beautiful read. Ward's redolent prose conjures the magic and menace of the southern landscape."--"Dallas Morning News"

"This book is impossibly beautiful."--OxfordAmerican.org

"Ward uses fearless, toughly lyrical language to convey this family's close-knit tenderness, the sheer bloody-minded difficulty of rural African American life, and what it's like when those hurrican winds sledge-hammer you and the water rises faster than you can stand up. It's an eye-opening heartbreaker that ends in hope. Highl

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