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The Resource Salvage the bones

Salvage the bones

Label
Salvage the bones
Title
Salvage the bones
Statement of responsibility
Jesmyn Ward
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A hurricane is threatening the coast of Mississippi. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much. Esch is fourteen and pregnant and her brother Skeetah sneaks scraps for his prized pitbull's new litter. Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2012.
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2011.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2011
  • New York Times Notable Book 2012
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10003061
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ward, Jesmyn
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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890
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Wheeler Large Print
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  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Rural poor
  • African American teenage girls
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • African American families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Mother-separated families
  • Mississippi
  • Gulf Coast, Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
Salvage the bones
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
19728692
Extent
405 p.
Isbn
9781410447111
Label
Salvage the bones
Publication
Control code
19728692
Extent
405 p.
Isbn
9781410447111

Library Locations

    • Indiana State LibraryBorrow it
      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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