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Men we reaped : a memoir

Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, CengageLearning, 2013.
Series: Thorndike Press large print African-American series.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Biography : English : Large Print editionView all editions and formats
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In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. But why? As she began to write about living through all the dying, Jesmyn realized the truth -- and it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jesmyn Ward
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 9781410462503 1410462501
OCLC Number: 851416974
Description: 357 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print African-American series.
Responsibility: Jesmyn Ward.

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In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. But why? As she began to write about living through all the dying, Jesmyn realized the truth -- and it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle.

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