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The Resource Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones

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Salvage the Bones
Title
Salvage the Bones
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Summary
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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Ward, Jesmyn
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
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Salvage the Bones
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OVERDRIVE:2db5623b-57bc-4904-9212-d14c2dd35ef8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781608196272
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Salvage the Bones
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2db5623b-57bc-4904-9212-d14c2dd35ef8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781608196272
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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