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Salvage the Bones : a Novel

Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: New York, New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesmyn Ward
ISBN: 9781608196265 1608196267
OCLC Number: 790128611
Awards: National Book Award Winner for Fiction, 2011.
Target Audience: 890
Description: 271 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The first day : birth in a bare-bulb place --
The second day : hidden eggs --
The third day : sickness in the dirt --
The fourth day : worth stealing --
The fifth day : salvage the bones --
The sixth day : a steady hand --
The seventh day : game dogs and game men --
The eighth day : make them know --
The ninth day : hurricane eclipse --
The tenth day : in the endless eye --
The eleventh day : Katrina --
The twelfth day : alive.
Responsibility: Jesmyn Ward.

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Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.
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