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Sing, unburied, sing : a novel

Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Scribner hardcover 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: Road fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction.)
Fiction
Bildungsromans
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 9781501126062 1501126067 9781501126079 1501126075 9781501176661 1501176668
OCLC Number: 1001340693
Awards: National Book Award for Fiction, 2017
Description: 289 pages ; 22 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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