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Men we reaped : a memoir

Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Jesmyn Ward's universally acclaimed memoir shines a light on the community she comes from, in the small town of DeLisle, Mississippi, a place of quiet beauty and fierce attachment. Here, in the space of four years, she lost five young men dear to her, including her beloved brother--to accidents, murder, and suicide. Their deaths were seemingly unconnected, yet their lives had been connected, by identity and place,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Autobiographies
Named Person: Jesmyn Ward; Jesmyn Ward
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1608197654 9781608197651
OCLC Number: 869343489
Notes: Includes "Reading group guide" (pages 256-260).
Description: 260 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: We Are in Wolf Town --
Roger Eric Daniels III --
We Are Born --
Desmond Cook --
We Are Wounded --
Charles Joseph Martin --
We Are Watching --
Ronald Wayne Lizana --
We Are Learning --
Joshua Adam Dedeaux --
We Are Here.
Responsibility: Jesmyn Ward.

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"Jesmyn Ward's universally acclaimed memoir shines a light on the community she comes from, in the small town of DeLisle, Mississippi, a place of quiet beauty and fierce attachment. Here, in the space of four years, she lost five young men dear to her, including her beloved brother--to accidents, murder, and suicide. Their deaths were seemingly unconnected, yet their lives had been connected, by identity and place, and as Jesmyn dealt with these losses, she came to a staggering truth: These young men died because of who they were and the place they were from, because certain disadvantages breed a certain kind of bad luck. Because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle. They agonizing reality commanded Jesmyn to write, at last, their true stories and her own. 'Men We Reaped' opens up a parallel universe, yet it points to problems whose roots are woven into the soil under all our feet. This indispensable American memoir is destined to become a classic"--

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