The Resource Sing, unburied, sing, Jesmyn Ward

Sing, unburied, sing, Jesmyn Ward

Label
Sing, unburied, sing
Title
Sing, unburied, sing
Statement of responsibility
Jesmyn Ward
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576381
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Jesmyn
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • Racially mixed families
  • Women drug addicts
  • Teenage boys
  • Coming of age
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
Sing, unburied, sing, Jesmyn Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781408891032
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Sing, unburied, sing, Jesmyn Ward
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781408891032
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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