• [Sing, Unburied, Sing (Product Image)]
  • Currently Unavailable Sing, Unburied, Sing
    Author: Jesmyn Ward
    Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
    £7.99 RRP £8.99
    • Currently Unavailable
      Submit your email to be notified of changes.

Description

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations of family bonds.

Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children’s father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better mother, but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use.

When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary.

At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.

Specifications

Author
Genre
Publisher
Type
Binding
Paperback
Cat. No.
4156512
EAN
9781408890967
ISBN
9781408890967