Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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Rating – 5/5 stars

Date Finished – August 24, 2017

71/120 in 2017

Publication Date – September 5, 2017

 

Jesmyn Ward said that her newest novel was inspired by Faulkner, Morrison, The Odyssey, and the Old Testament. When I read that, I was pretty sure that couldn’t possibly hold. I was so wrong. This is an absolutely amazing, sweeping journey novel that captures a moment in the American psyche in a way that I didn’t think was possible.

Sing, Unburied, Sing is an intimate snapshot of a family, but it’s also an enormous story of struggle, hope, loss, and the weight of the past.

Jojo and his younger sister Kayla live with their grandparents on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, and occasionally their drug addicted mother Leonie. When Jojo and Kayla’s father is being released from prison, Leonie insists on taking her children to pick him up.   The journey is unpredictable and dangerous, and the events of the trip test the bounds of family and memory.

This is a story about family and responsibility, about trauma and memory. It’s about the ties that connect us as Americans. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever read.

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