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Sing, unburied, sing : a novel

Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Scribner trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 1501126075 9781501126079
OCLC Number: 1013584988
Notes: Includes a reading group guide and an excerpt from Ghosts of history.
Awards: National Book Award winner, 2017
Description: 289 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jesmyn Ward.

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Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise.

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