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Salvage the bones : a novel / Jesmyn Ward.

Ward, Jesmyn, (author.).


Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608196265
  • ISBN: 1608196267
  • Physical Description: 271 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Paperback edition
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a reading group guide (267-271).
Formatted Contents Note:
The first day : birth in a bare-bulb place -- The second day : hidden eggs -- The third day : sickness in the dirt -- The fourth day : worth stealing -- The fifth day : salvage the bones -- The sixth day : a steady hand -- The seventh day : game dogs and game men -- The eighth day : make them know -- The ninth day : hurricane eclipse -- The tenth day : in the endless eye -- The eleventh day : Katrina -- The twelfth day : alive.
Awards Note:
National Book Award Winner for Fiction, 2011.
Subject: African American children > Fiction.
African American teenage girls > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Motherless families > Fiction.
African American families > Mississippi > Fiction.
Rural poor > Mississippi > Fiction.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 > Fiction.
Gulf Coast (Miss.) > Fiction.

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