[ Read Online Sing, Unburied, Sing ¶ teaching PDF ] by Jesmyn Ward ☆ Jesmyn Ward s Sing, Unburied, Sing is true Southern Gothicism at its finest It is a novel that I ve been waiting a very long time to read, and I mean that both literally and figuratively There is so much within these pages so much angst, so much wonder and so much sorrow that I am still grappling with it even now And that s a wonderful thing, the best feeling and the most lasting impression a writer can ever bestow on their reader.
I read, before reading this novel, that Jesmyn Ward had recently been called the modern day Faulkner, and I doubted this, I admit, likely because of all the books out there I ve encountered doing reviews that are buoyed up by their awe inspiring cover flaps and exalted comparisons to other, Beautifully written So many layers I don t know that there is another writer who captures the complexities of the south and the legacies of racism as well as Ward This is a brilliant novel But also, I did want the characters and the overall narrative to be fully developed, or perhaps multi dimensional An absolute must read, regardless.
oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best fiction what will happen Sometimes, the world don t give you what you need, no matter how hard you look Sometimes, it withholds.
so, i ve been meaning to review this for a couple of weeks now, and it s a real challenge, because there is no universe in which i feel qualified to convey how damn good this book is up there it s compared to morrison and faulkner, the odyssey and the old testament, and that s probably true, but i m no authority i ve only read one book each from morrison and faulkner, the parts of the odyssey i liked best all involved monsters, and the old testament seems to flavor nearly every book i love all that vengeful grit lit western stuff where people do the wrong thing for the right reasons.
but none of that even comes close to what i got out of this book for one thing, her writing is phenomenally I listened to the audiobook of Salvage the Bones , a couple of months ago I was so engrossed, it was almost hard to distinguish one talent from the other the narrators voice or the authors writing Jesmyn Ward was a new author to me I remember I cringed at times and thought the language was beautiful NO SPOILERS.
many other reviews came before me excellent ones describing the plot and sharing about the characters I read Michael s review which had me running to find this book on Netgalley I didn t even know a new release was coming out His review is wonderful I recommend reading his review its terrific I wrote this review mostly in context AS A WHOLE not many details about the characters and the story However, this novel will stay with m
This is a profoundly moving novel that tears your heart apart from the hugely gifted Jesmyn Ward It is Southern Gothic at its most impressive, set in the burning heat of the Mississippi Gulf coast It speaks of neglectful parents, ill equipped to bring up their mixed race children The black Leonie is a drug addict and troubled woman, moving in and out of 13 year old JoJo and his toddler sister, Kayla s lives as they reside with their beloved grandparents, Mam and Pop, who provide safety, security and love for them They call their mother Leonie, not mum, as she is scarcely a mum Leonie resents this and the close bond between JoJo and Kayla, Kayla turns to JoJo to have her needs met Their father, Michael, is in Parchman prison, about to be released This is a story of poverty, love, grief, loss, abuse, brutality, race, injustice, family, addicti 3.
5 starsWell, this was certainly an intense, beautifully written novel I have to admit I went into this with some very high expectations, but also with a bit of reluctance I have seen much praise lavished on this book, and deservedly so despite my lower ranking compared with many of my trusted and much respected Goodreads friends I also had prior knowledge of a fairly large dose of magical realism which can sometimes muddy my enjoyment of a book However, I took the plunge, grabbed a copy, and immersed myself in the ugly reality of poverty, racism, drug addiction and grief Every major character in this book is haunted by either physical ghosts or his or her own imaginary, but all too real, demons from a troubled past My heart bled for thirteen year old Jojo and little sister Kayla who have been all but bodi