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The Resource Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Label
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Title
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Statement of responsibility
Jesmyn Ward
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'This wrenching new novel by Jesmyn Ward digs deep into the not-buried heart of the American nightmare. A must' Margaret Atwood'A powerfully alive novel haunted by ghosts; a road trip where people can go but they can never leave; a visceral and intimate drama that plays out like a grand epic, Sing, Unburied, Sing is staggering' Marlon James, Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds. Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children's father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better mother, but can't put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. When the children's father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love. Rich with Ward's distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first century America. It is a majestic new work from an extraordinary and singular author
Summary
A story of how the past affects the present, and of deeply entrenched racism, Sing Unburied Sing describes the life of a biracial boy, his addicted, grieving black mother, and his incarcerated white father. A road trip to Dad's prison kick-starts the novel, which offers deeply affecting characters, a strong sense of place (rural Mississippi), and a touch of magical realism in appearances by the dead. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Storyline
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2018.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10576381
Cataloging source
BT
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Ward, Jesmyn
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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840
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Sing, Unburied, Sing
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d61103c2-ac92-45bf-90cc-7f947d9dd004
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408891025
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d61103c2-ac92-45bf-90cc-7f947d9dd004
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408891025
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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