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Salvage the Bones

posted Jan 25, 2012, 5:58 PM by Jeremy Burke   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 6:00 PM ]

Salvage the Bones Jesmyn Ward Bay Books Jeremy Burke

DeLisle, Mississippi native Jesmyn Ward writes with a power and depth of feeling that is rare and exhilarating. Her novel about twelve days in the life of a poor black family living on the Mississippi coast as a hurricane gathers in the gulf displays the gifts of a writer with exceptional skill and no fear. The characters seem almost to claw their way off the pages, so vividly has Ms. Ward created them. This is a novel of flesh and blood, heart and soul, dreams and terrors that I will not soon forget.