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Salvage the Bones (Paperback) by Jesmyn Ward Description:



Salvage the Bones Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011 A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage Mississippi and Eschs father is growing concerned. A hard drinker largely absent he doesnt show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food but there isnt much to save. Lately Esch cant keep down what food she gets; shes fourteen and pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbulls new litter dying one by one in the dirt. Meanwhile brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on childs play and short on parenting. As the twelve days that make up the novels 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. Salvage the Bones (Paperback) by Jesmyn Ward