Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward audiobook

Salvage the Bones

By Jesmyn Ward
Read by Cherise Boothe

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Best-selling author Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for this poignant and poetic novel. Unfolding over 12 days, the story follows a poor family living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With Hurricane Katrina bearing down on them, the Batistes struggle to maintain their community and familial bonds amid the storm and the stark poverty surrounding them. "Masterful . Salvage the Bones has the aura of a classic about it."-Washington Post

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2012 YALSA Alex Award

A London Guardian Pick of the Top 10 Books of Eco-Fiction

A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A 2011 Washington Post Notable Book for Fiction

A 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction

Selected for the September 2011 Indie Next List

An NPR bestseller

Best-selling author Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for this poignant and poetic novel. Unfolding over 12 days, the story follows a poor family living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With Hurricane Katrina bearing down on them, the Batistes struggle to maintain their community and familial bonds amid the storm and the stark poverty surrounding them. "Masterful . Salvage the Bones has the aura of a classic about it."-Washington Post

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The novel’s power comes from the dread of the approaching storm and a pair of violent climaxes.” Wall Street Journal
“A taut, wily novel, smartly plotted and voluptuously written. It feels fresh and urgent, but it’s an ancient, archetypal tale.” New York Times Book Review
“The first great novel about Katrina.” Boston Globe
“The narrator’s voice sparks with beauty as it urges the reader through this moving story set in the shadow of Katrina.” Huffington Post
“Without a hint of pretention, in the simple lives of these poor people living among chickens and abandoned cars, she evokes the tenacious love and desperation of classical tragedy.” Washington Post
“Ward’s redolent prose conjures the magic and menace of the southern landscape.” Dallas Morning News
Salvage the Bones is an intense book, with powerful, direct prose that dips into poetic metaphor…We are immersed in Esch’s world, a world in which birth and death nestle close, where there is little safety except that which the siblings create for each other. That close-knit familial relationship is vivid and compelling, drawn with complexities and detail.” Los Angeles Times
“A searing, understated, and big-hearted novel.” Salon
“[Salvage the Bones] is uncompromising and frank, showing both beauty and violence, poverty and resilience, in a powerful and poetic voice.” Sun Herald
“Few works of fiction can capture the heart-wrenching emotions attached to a natural disaster, and fewer still can do it in a way that seems palpable and fresh…[Salvage the Bones] accomplishes this feat, and then some…From beginning to end, Jesmyn flirts with perfection in this stunning second novel, and the reader is rewarded for it.” Free Lance-Star
“A pitch-perfect account of struggle and community in the rural South…Though the characters in Salvage the Bones face down Hurricane Katrina, the story isn’t really about the storm. It’s about people facing challenges, and how they band together to overcome adversity.” BookPage
“With her tough, tense, and taut tale of one rural family’s bitter and bloody fight for survival in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina, [Ward] has secured herself a place among such other great Southern writers as Flannery O’Connor, Harper Lee, and William Faulkner. Ward’s electrifying, exhilarating, edge-of-your-seat second novel, Salvage the Bones, takes us into the naked heart of one Southern family struggling for both survival and identity. With prose both powerful and poetic, Ward has imagined an unforgettable family.” Cincinnati CityBeat
“Without a false note…A superbly realized work of fiction that, while Southern to the bone, transcends its region to become universal.” Kirkus Review (starred review)
“Ward uses fearless, toughly lyrical language to convey this family’s close-knit tenderness [and] the sheer bloody-minded difficulty of rural African American life…It’s an eye-opening heartbreaker that ends in hope…You owe it to yourself to read this book.” Library Journal (starred review)
“From its lyrical yet visceral first scene, this novel had me, and I hardly dared to put it down for fear a spell might be broken. But it never was or will be; such are the gifts of this writer.” Laura Kasischke, author of In a Perfect World
“Jesmyn Ward has claimed her place both as a contemporary witness of life in the rural south and as a descendant of its great originals.” Nicholas Delbanco, author of Sherbrookes and Lastingness: The Art of Old Age
“A timeless tale of a family that regains its humanity in the face of incalculable loss.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Author Bio: Jesmyn Ward

Author Bio: Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward is the winner of two National Book Awards for Fiction for Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones. Her memoir Men We Reaped was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and the Media for a Just Society Award. She is an associate professor of creative writing at Tulane University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English