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Book Review of Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones
Salvage the Bones
Author: Jesmyn Ward
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2

Salvage the Bones is an unflinching story of Southern, rural, black, poverty told through the eyes of a young black girl that most of us would probably write off.
Jesmyn Ward has written a beautiful and terrible account of daily survival in the poor, rural South and then intoduced Hurricane Katrina to the mix. Interwoven is the myth of Medea as Esch, the narrator, comes to understand it's relevance to her life. Lyrical and metaphorical on so many levels; as a human - you should read it.