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Salvage the Bones
Salvage the Bones
Author: Jesmyn Ward
A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can't keep down what f...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781608195220
ISBN-10: 1608195228
Publication Date: 8/30/2011
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 73
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Helpful Score: 1
Hmmm. How to describe this book... This is a story of four siblings, Esch, Randall, Skeetah, and Junior, living in coastal Mississippi during the days immediately preceding hurricane Katrina and a few days after. The book spans about 12 days. The father figure in the story is pretty distant and removed from his children. Skeetah has a prized pit bull named China who is having puppies when the story opens, and 15 year old Esch has just found out that she is pregnant. There are some pretty disturbing themes in this book that I won't mention but this story is very well written. I really enjoyed this. Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down.
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